DPI can produce spat for flat and hooded oysters. An opportunity exists to assist north coast oyster farmers document survival and growth rates.
Time required: Not yet defined
Duration: 50 weeks
Location: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Requires face to face contact: Yes
To develop new aquaculture opportunities and assist north coast oyster farmers document survival and growth rates.
Comparisons between growth rates of Sydney rock vs hooded oysters, and documentation of 3 species growth.
Alternative species for the aquaculture industry. Alternative species that may not be susceptible to QX.
Hands on involvement with the oyster industry, academics and government agencies (DPI/ NCLLs)
Students willing to undertake on site assessment of oysters (at oyster farmers work sheds)
Co-ordination of DPI/ Oyster hatchery experts and oyster farmers