Oyster epidemic remains a mystery

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Source: Newcastle Hearld SCIENTISTS are still uncertain about what has killed millions of Pacific oysters in Port Stephens in recent months. The Department of Primary Industries confirmed this week that there was no evidence of a disease consistent with a known transmissible or infectious agent. This has given weight to the theory that a mystery […]

Sensor Backpacks for Oysters

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Source: http://www.newscientist.com In a pleasant spot on Tasmania’s coast, Barilla Bay Oyster Farm has been growing and serving oysters for more than three decades. But are their oysters as healthy as they can be? The farm is about to find out. Some of the oysters are having sensors the size of credit cards tacked onto […]

Our Oysters ‘as good as they’ve ever been’

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A STRONG demand for oysters has been met with some of the most superb produce to make it from local crates to Port Macquarie plates, reported the Port Macquarie News. That’s the view of Hastings River oyster farmer and industry representative Paul Wilson, who says the region’s oysters are “as good as they’ve ever been”. […]

Green Light for New R&D Projects

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Recently a number of key projects have been given the green light to proceed within the Oyster Industry, from a survey of Foodborne viruses, to POMS resistance and the breeding levy. Find out more about each one below.     1.  Survey of Foodborne Viruses in Australian Oysters Supported by funding from the FRDC on […]

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome: New Report Released

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A new report looking at the Pacific oyster mortality syndrome aims to assist the sustainability and profitability of the aquaculture industry by providing new data on the epidemiology of Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS).  Released by the FRDC and the University of Sydney, the project was based on the premise that the oyster industry will need […]