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Oyster industry transformation : Building sustainability and profitability in the Australian Oyster Industry.

Project Member(s): Murray, S., Seymour, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Food Agility CRC Limited (Food Agility CRC)
Food Agility CRC Limited (Food Agility CRC)
Food Agility CRC Limited (Food Agility CRC)

Start year: 2017

Summary: The project has the aim to Develop harvest closure data models using real time salinity data that will result in at least a 30% reduction in harvest closure days. NSW Food Authority approves the use of salinity based models to be used to replace rainfall trigger thresholds within the oyster harvest management plans for each harvest area At least 50% of the NSW oyster industry see value in using salinity measuring technology to manage harvest management closures Improve detection and management of oyster disease and harmful algal bloom outbreaks.

Publications:

Murray, S, Ajani, P, Verma, A, Ruvindy, R, Kim, JH & McLennan, K 1970, 'Modelling harmful algal blooms in eastern Australian estuaries using quantitative PCR and molecular barcoding, Abstract at the International Phycological Congress', International Phycological Congress, Chile, pp. 228-228.

Murray, S, Ajani, P, Verma, A, Kim, JH, Ruvindy, R & McLennan, K 1970, 'Using molecular ecological techniques to detect harmful algal bloom (HAB) species impacting aquaculture. Talk at the Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference', Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference, Melbourne.

Murray, S, Verma, A, Palanisami, S & Ajani, P 1970, 'The use of eDNA and arrays for precise estuarine water quality assessment', 3rd Australian and New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Verma, A, Palanisami, S, Ajani, P & Murray, S 1970, 'Novel molecular ecology tools to predict harmful algal blooms in oyster- producing estuaries', Australian Marine Science Association Conference, Freemantle, Australia.

Murray, S, Verma, A, Ajani, P, Zammit, A, Farrell, H, Palanisami, S & O'Connor, W 1970, 'Building profitability and sustainability in the NSW oyster industry (Oral Presentation)', Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Advisory Committee Science Day, UTS.

FOR Codes: Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology), Aquaculture Oysters