Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS) Review
janinerWed, 16/10/2013 - 10:24pm
The NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy was developed in 2006 to guide the long term development of the NSW oyster industry in a sustainable manner. It aims for a healthy and sustainable industry, and has an aspirational goal of nearly trebling the production of edible oysters from about 2,900 tonnes per year to 7,500 tonnes per year.
The NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI) has updated the strategy, and has released a draft revised strategy for public exhibition and comment.
Last week my grandsons found a Tawny Frogmouth dead in our yard. The bird had been hunting around Water St and the Cove for a few years and would roost in our yard, it met an untimely death. We also found evidence of a regurgitated small mammal probably a marsupial mouse that had taken a rat/mouse bait next to the dead bird. One can presume that this was the cause of death.
It rained and it rained and........then the heavens cleared on the morning of March 2nd. Just in time for a small band of concerned villagers to start the annual task. Twelve eager helpers set about removing another years collection of discards in our area. We didn't end up with quite such a pile as in previous years, but it was still bad. It is sad that some don't appreciate the beauty of the place we live in and trash it without regard.
Oyster Production in NSWjaninerThu, 15/08/2013 - 8:39pm
Oyster Production in NSW and the Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy
Figures released by the Department of Primary Industries have indicated a significant downward trend in oyster production. The latest figures indicate that production is at its lowest point in over a decade.
The NSW Recreational Saltwater Fishing guide www.dpi.nsw.gov.au has useful information on crabbing. The following rules re crab traps (excerpts only, refer to the original for details) may save you from losing the trap: