Oysters in Australia: http://www.oystersaustralia.org.au/
Oysters in SA: http://www.oysterssa.com.au/
Oysters in TAS: http://www.oysterstasmania.org/
Oysters in QLD: http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/28_13365.htm
Oysters in WA: http://www.waaquaculture.com.au/content/view/28/44/
Australian Seafood CRC: http://www.seafoodcrc.com/
News from Oysters Australia about the Seafood CRC:
30 June 2015 marks the closure of the Australian Seafood CRC (2007 – 2015) , and what has been an exciting and informative period for the oyster industry in Australia. We would like to say thank you to the Australian Seafood CRC for all they have achieved for the Australian seafood industry.
To mark this period, a video has been created which summarises what the Australian oyster industry was like and where it is headed, as well as the key areas the Seafood CRC has worked to strengthen. Throughout the video you will spot many well known faces in our industry, who alongside all of you continue to make the future strong and healthy.
So take a seat and enjoy this fantastic new video https://youtu.be/sAzA2C5OUyQ
Seafood Services Australia: http://www.seafood.net.au/
Oceanwatch – Oyster EMS project:
The future of the oyster industry depends on our capacity to demonstrate that natural resources and the environment are utilised in a sustainable, responsible way. One way of doing this is to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS is a process that allows farmers to identify and manage environmental risks and opportunities that may impact their business. Driven by the local oyster industry, the EMS outlines an action plan to tackle internal and external issues, and improve environmental conditions in oyster-producing estuaries. Furthermore, an EMS is a valuable tool that allows the local oyster industry to speak with one voice to achieve common goals.
For more information: http://www.oceanwatch.org.au/our-work/ems-nsw-oysters/
Oyster monitoring program:
Oyster monitoring programs (performance, growth and mortality) are currently being trialled in some areas in NSW by using commercial oyster graders. Oyster performance data has the potential to improve farm management by identifying when and where oysters perform best. It can also serve to better target catchment remediation initiatives where oysters are most stressed, or to identify risk areas in light of climate change scenarios. Through sustain monitoring we will get baseline data which then allow us to identify unusual events- like high/unexpected mortalities. The coordination of the monitoring program is currently managed by researchers at the Shoalhaven Marine & Freshwater Centre and staff from the Southern Rivers CMA. Farmers that have access to automated oyster graders are entirely driving the grading and husbandry of the oysters from this monitoring program.
For more information: http://www.oysternews.com.au/index.html
Oyster information portal:
The Oyster Information Portal (OIP) aims to bring together information from a range of environmental, climatic and industry sources to help the oyster industry develop strategies and practices to prepare for climate change and pinpoint some of the potential impacts to the industry. This web-based information portal was launched in February 2011 and involves scientists from the Shoalhaven Marine and Freshwater Centre from the University of Wollongong, who work directly with oyster industry members and local groups such as Catchment Management Authorities, State Government agencies and local Councils. This project is funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (www.frdc.com.au), Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on behalf of the Australian Government, the Southern and Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authorities and Bega Valley Shire Council.
For more information: http://www.uow.edu.au/science/research/smfc/oysterinformationportal/index.html
OceanWatch newsletter: http://www.oceanwatch.org.au/category/news/ Austasia
Aquaculture Magazine : http://www.austasiaaquaculture.com.au/view-library.php
FISH Magazine (newsletter of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation – FRDC): http://www.frdc.com.au/resources/fish
Synopsis of Infectious Diseases and Parasites of Commercially Exploited Shellfish (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada)