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Masked Lapwing, race Spur winged Lapwing, near Water St

Photographer: 
Bob Reid
Taken: 12 July, 2015
Posted by: janiner
Dead turtlejaninerThu, 30/04/2015 - 10:03pm
Turtle at Port Stephens

It was the day before the Easter break and we had a lovely day out on the water with a trip to Tea Gardens and an attempt to catch some fish over near Shoal Bay. We were quite late returning and noticed a floating object close to the boats moored off oyster lease OL86/140. Closer examination indicated it was a dead turtle. I am not an expert on turtle identification, but I think it was a green turtle.

With the holiday period about to start, the turtle was a navigation hazard. It was very heavy and smelly and we...

Looking for a home for winterjaninerThu, 30/04/2015 - 9:34pm
Diamond Python

A week after the April storms, our resident diamond python is looking for a dry home for winter. Our new boatshed seemed to provide an ideal location. He examined the door for about ten minutes before he decided that it was firmly shut. We have had regular visits by a diamond python of this size for the last 25 years. I don't know if it is the original one or if there is a family of them.

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.

The draft strategy sets out priority areas for oyster production, and contains maps of estuaries showing priority...

Oyster Production in NSWjaninerThu, 15/08/2013 - 8:39pm
Target Oyster Production in OISAS

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.

In 2006, the government gazetted the NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS). Along with improving the environmental performance of the industry and protecting the waterways from environmental damage from competing users, this Strategy was supposed to provide a framework to increase oyster production. It was hoped that production would increase to about...

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