Eyre Peninsula oyster industry improving after POMS
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AUSTRALIATuesday, April 04, 2017The development of new oyster hatcheries producing spat for growers is helping the

 

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
 

The development of new oyster hatcheries producing spat for growers is helping the Eyre Peninsula oyster industry get back on track more than a year after an outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Tasmania. 

South Australia Oyster Growers Association (SAOGA) chief executive, Trudy McGowan said while spat production was not at the pre-POMS outbreak level, it was improving. 

She said the industry was thankful the state remained a POMS free state and that growers and the jobs and livelihoods the industry supported were largely protected. 

Over the past year existing South Australian hatcheries, Sustainable Aquatic Industries and EP Shellfish at Kellidie Bay, have ramped up spat production to help meet industry demand, employing an additional five people and producing more than 50 million spat over the last 12 months.

Source: Port Lincoln Times


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