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POMS-Resistant Oysters Given New Lease of Life

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Announced in the media 26 June 2019 by Tim Whetstone MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, in an article titled “POMS-resistant oysters given new lease of life.” was funding to extend the selective breeding of POMS resistant oysters in South Australia for another three years ensuring the R&D initiated by the FO CRC-P will continue after it ends (  The funds have been provided by the SA Government, Flinders Ports, Australian Seafood Industries, the SA Oyster Growers’ Association and FRDC.

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The author acknowledges that the CRC Program supports industry-led collaboration between industry, researchers and the community. The Future Oysters CRC-P, which focuses on the production of ‘Better’, ‘Healthy’ and ‘More’ oysters, is led by Australian Seafood Industry Pty Ltd in partnership with Oyster Australia Ltd, Select Oyster Company Pty Ltd, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Department of Primary Industries and Regions (South Australian Research & Development Institute), University of Tasmania, The Flinders University of South Australia, The University of Newcastle, The University of Adelaide, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sunshine Coast, Macquarie University, Department of Skills and Regional Development (NSW), and The Yield Technology Solutions Pty Ltd.

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