Oysters key in shellfish reef conservation project

HUNDREDS of thousands of oysters will be spread on the sea floor near Geelong under a major project aimed at restoring shellfish reefs The Nature Conservancy is focusing its rehabilitation efforts on Wilson Spit, which is south of Avalon, and a site off St Kilda. The group has started works on stage two of its […]

Australia Day Award for SA Port River Shellfish Restoration Working Group

The Port Adelaide Shellfish Restoration Project Group received an Australia Day Award for their restoration efforts in Port River. They were awarded for promoting inclusion of young people through community-based citizen science opportunities. Local partnerships have been developed with schools and local businesses on the Lefevre Peninsula to facilitate the monitoring of trial shellfish restoration […]

Victoria’s only native oyster to return to help clean the bay

Port Phillip Bay’s only native oyster is making a comeback – and the humble shellfish will help clean and filter the bay’s murky waters. The project kicks off just weeks after Port Phillip Bay’s beaches were declared off limits for days in January due to stormwaters flushing dangerous levels of excrement and detritus into the […]

Oysters are the living natural skin of our coast

Chugging up the Pumicestone Passage in the tour boat, all of us from the conference watched the bloom of jellyfish go by. The pale blue animals crowded the 35-kilometre waterway between the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island. Also blooming was Lyngbya, large clusters of toxic blue-green algae. All these creatures take advantage of the mix of […]