Oysters Tasmania's annual Shellfish Futures conference is now over. The conference was held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Eastcoaster Resort in Orford. Growers, researchers, and industry supporters gathered to connect and share progress, as well as discuss and plan for future challenges.
At Shellfish Futures in 2019, we brought into focus the findings of the now wrapped-up Future Oysters CRC-P, and showcased the direct relevance the research has for growers. The program included a mixture of presentations by researchers, industry members, and more, the Research & Trade Show, social events like Beer & Bivalves, Oyster Olympics, and the Grand Auction and Gala Dinner, as well as a tours of the Oyster Bay Oysters lease and Marine Culture in Little Swanport.
Registrants also had the option to attend additional, out-of-session tours to the Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) lab at IMAS Taroona on the morning of the conference, and an on-water tour of Tassal's Oakhampton lease the day after the conference. Thank you to ASI for running the lab tour, and Tassal for generously organising the boat and hosting the lease tour in what turned out to be spectacular weather.