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Understanding water quality risk for the sustainable and efficient production of Pacific and Sydney rock oysters

Project Member(s): Ajani, P., Murray, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation RDC (Fishers Research and Development Corporation Partnership Fund)
Oysters Australia Ltd (Oysters Australia Fund)

Start year: 2022

Summary: Water quality is an important determinant of the success of oyster farming, and can be impacted by many factors. The top four ranked problem priorities by NSW oyster farmers in a recent industry survey were: prediction of harmful algal blooms (HABs); longer harvest opening times; reduced stock mortalities/disease; and more information of stock growth/production. The threat of disease and productivity loss for the industry is particularly prevalent in 2021 given post-bushfire impacts and climate forecasts.

FOR Codes: ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES