Oysters Tasmania is the peak body for Tasmanian bivalve shellfish growers and hatcheries.
Oysters Tasmania’s primary objective — as set out in our strategic plan — is to pursue cost-effective peak body actions that support sustainable profits for current Tasmanian bivalve farmers.
Oysters Tasmania’s constitution establishes us as a not-for-profit advocacy and research body. We are registered as an Australian public company limited by guarantee and as a charity.
Oysters Tasmania is funded primarily by an industry levy. Our annual financial statements are viewable here.
Oysters Tasmania is overseen by a board of directors. The current directors are Andrew Gregson (Independent Chair), Josh Poke (Vice Chair)(alternate: Patrick Taskunas), Ben Cameron, Ellen Duke, Ian Duthie, Sam Hauser, Tim Pauly, Dan Roden (alternate: Craig Lockwood).
Oysters Tasmania’s employees are Duncan Spender, CEO, and Frances Huddlestone, Industry Development Officer.
Oysters Tasmania is a member of Oysters Australia, the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, and through them, Seafood Industry Australia. Oysters Tasmania is a joint owner of Australian Seafood Industries, a company specialising in Pacific oyster selective breeding