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Oyster Before and After

Postby pink nipper » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:11 pm

“In the 1860’s a man could work his warp stake into the bed and not leave that spot for sixteen or twenty days
, getting fifteen to twenty bags a day all that time.

For a long time ten to twelve or even fifteen boats were so employed” (Black, 1876b)

A bag is 100 dozen oysters! That is 180,000- 240,000 oyster per day per man!

Indigenous middens demonstrate long term massive productivity

Richmond River formerly produced more than a million oysters per year for decades.

Now oysters just die after fresh inflows, containing agricultural contaminants.

UQ Research 2010: identifies 5 parts per billion of insecticide or fungicide or
wetting agent dramatically impacts immune function of oysters.
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Re: Oyster Before and After

Postby maxi » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:43 pm

who wants oysters anyway ...
great example of degradation ..

where did you find that nipper ?????
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Re: Oyster Before and After

Postby takrat » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:25 pm

No wonder the few surviving oyster farmers get the shits if you fish thru the leases. My sympathy is with them. They are farmers in the true sense, in that they put and take. By comparison the netters only take. We have had far too many years of old school farming along the Richmond. The canies, maccas and tea tree blokes have turned it into a sewer.
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