Assessment of Growth Rates of Flat and Hooded Oysters

North Coast Local Land Services

DPI can produce spat for flat and hooded oysters. An opportunity exists to assist north coast oyster farmers document survival and growth rates.

Details

Availability: Open

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: 50 weeks

Location: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Requires face to face contact:  Yes

Overview

Aims

To develop new aquaculture opportunities and assist north coast oyster farmers document survival and growth rates.

Outcomes

Comparisons between growth rates of Sydney rock vs hooded oysters, and documentation of 3 species growth.

Needs

Alternative species for the aquaculture industry. Alternative species that may not be susceptible to QX.

Benefits

SCU

Hands on involvement with the oyster industry, academics and government agencies (DPI/ NCLLs)

Requirements

SCU

Students willing to undertake on site assessment of oysters (at oyster farmers work sheds)

Partner

Co-ordination of DPI/ Oyster hatchery experts and oyster farmers