Key industry documents
NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS):
The NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS):
NSW Oyster Industry Strategy
In late 2014 the NSW Shellfish Committee established an industry led working group to develop a strategy – to halt the decline and focus industry development into the future. Without a strategy adaptation to production-market pressures will remain fragmented, placing the industry at risk of greater decline and slower development rates than can be achieved with one in place.
This report outlines the first phase of the strategy – outlining a vision and what the strategic priorities are based on the deliberations of the working group and discussion with industry at the 2015 Oyster Field Days in Old Bar and Pambula. Individual oyster businesses can use the strategy to inform their own actions. The industry representative structures now need to develop and implement an implementation schedule to realise the significant potential oysters have to increase the prosperity of the industry and NSW.
To assist the realisation of the priorities identified in the strategy, an Implementation Group (IG) was formed and consisted of proactive oyster farmers throughout NSW. In late 2017, this implementation group was wound up. A progress report has been produced to outline the key achievements of these farmers in pursuit of realising the objectives of the strategy.