Enhancing bivalve production in northern Vietnam and Australia
This project aims to increase hatchery-based bivalve mollusc production in Vietnam and Australia and expand opportunities for coastal communities to rear molluscs. Vietnam's oyster industry is growing and expanding, building on the success of earlier ACIAR programs. Farming is now spread across 28 provinces and produces an estimated 15,000 tonnes of oysters a year. The community is becoming more involved, and processing and marketing are expanding. The key species produced is the Portuguese oyster (not the Pacific oyster), and the Vietnamese stock is sufficiently genetically diverse to form the basis of a breeding program.
Impact of short-term exposure to acid sulphate leachate parameters on the biochemical condition of stressed Pacific Oysters
This Honours thesis titled ‘Impact of Short-Term Exposure to Acid Sulphate Soil Leachate Paramaters on the Biochemical Condition of Stressed Pacific Oysters Crassostea gigas' was completed by Joel Kellam-Stock in fulfillment of the requirements of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Technology (Aquaculture) at Flinders University.
Reproductive condition, marketability and survival in oyster breeding strategies
The Australian Seafood Industries' (ASI) breeding program is now in its eighth generation of selectively bred Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) families, concentrating in South Australia and Tasmania on increased turnover, shell shape and uniformity. The oyster industries now require breeding programs to focus on quality and market appeal, to increase competitiveness alongside imported and alternative products.
Australian edible oyster industry business plan 2009-2014
The Australian oyster industry comprises approximately 550+ individuals and businesses located principally in three states, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania. This projects reports on a national business R&D plan for the Australian oyster growing sector for 2010-2014
This project aims to provide a sustainable basis for continued development of cultured pearl industries in Fiji and Tonga and to determine the feasibility of half-pearl culture in Papua New Guinea based on methods developed in Tonga.
This study worked with the Select Oyster Company to address QX disease in Sydney Rock Oysters (SRO) and successfully characterised the phenoloxidase enzyme in SRO and showed that phenoloxidase is a critical component of the cellular defences of oysters.