UNCERTAIN FUTURE... Stansbury’s Steve Bowley is contemplating his future in the oyster industry, his life for the past 15 years after losing about 80 per cent of his business revenue due to the continued shortage of oysters spat. UNCERTAIN FUTURE... Stansbury’s Steve Bowley is contemplating his future in the oyster industry, his life for the past 15 years after losing about 80 per cent of his business revenue due to the continued shortage of oysters spat.

NO GROWTH FOR OYSTERS

LOCAL oyster growers are reconsidering the future of the industry in the wake of the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome outbreak two years ago.

An immediate importation ban was placed on all live oysters from hatch­eries in Tasmania after the outbreak of POMS there in February 2016.

This was a huge hit to the South Aus­tralian industry with 80 per cent of its oyster spat coming from the island state.

 

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