• arrow-up Output $174m est. Down 4% yoy.
  • Sydney Rock Oyster industry exhibited strong growth in 2018-19.
  • Wild harvest sector reached $87 million est.

Oyster reef restoration in Port Stephens

Construction crews placed more than 3,300 tonnes of rock and over 180 cubic metres of recycled oyster shell onto reef restoration sites in Port Stephens Great Lakes Marine Park in 2019-20.

The oyster shell was collected from the local oyster farms and used to provide a base for oyster settlement on the new oyster reefs.

This is a fantastic way to improve the health of the estuary and marine park as oysters are natural water filters.

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Solitary Ranger takes to the water

Illegal fishers have nowhere to hide in NSW waters following the launch of the NSW Government’s $3.3 million Solitary Ranger.

This is the largest and most technologically advanced vessel DPI Fisheries has ever had at its disposal, and it will allow DPI to crack down on illegal fishers across the state.

Fisheries officers will have the latest mapping and surveillance equipment at their fingertips, such as infrared cameras, to help catch anyone doing the wrong thing.

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