Wild oyster knock down

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Source Port Lincoln Times COFFIN Bay oyster growers were involved in a wild oyster “knock down” last week to safeguard the industry and the community. All of the Coffin Bay growers participated in the knock down, which usually happens every two to three years. South Australian Oyster Growers Association executive member, Coffin Bay representative and […]

Tasmanian Oyster Farms still fighting the fires

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January 2013 saw devastating times for Tasmania, hitting an area which was not only homes to many, but also businesses including Oyster Farms. These two interviews give an insight to what these farms have and still going through, one just days after the fires, and a more recent one discusses how the farms are still […]

International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety

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9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS) 17 – 22 March 2013, Sydney, Australia The ICMSS is a world Conference focusing on the wide range of topics that affect molluscan shellfish safety for the consumer, including themes such as chemical and microbiological methods of analysis, microbiology (including food borne viruses), marine biotoxins and HABs […]

Oyster Farmers Concerned over Copping Waste Facility

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Tasmania’s Oyster industry has written to the proponents of the Copping waste facility, citing concern over the proposal in it’s current form. Executive Officer of Oysters Tasmania Dr Tom Lewis says the proposal poses a threat to 3 major oyster farming areas, a region that produces spat for about half of Australia’s Pacific oyster farming […]

Restoring Wild Oysters

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Take a look at this new documentary SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves, a new documentary that follows efforts to restore wild oyster reefs to New York Harbor. Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. [ba-vimeoflex videoid=”29839287″]