Once crippled, Australian rock oyster industry forges ahead with disease-resistant technology
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC News] by Sean Murphy - November 5, 2018
Fifth-generation oyster farmer Rob Moxham doesn't hesitate for a moment when asked what he'd like for his last ever meal.
"It'd be about 10-dozen nice fat Sydney rock [oysters]," he said.
"It wouldn't be lobster, it wouldn't be steak, it'd be 10-dozen nice fat Sydney rocks."
It's been a while since the farmer from Hawkesbury River north of Sydney has grown his own rock oysters, since the industry has been severely hit by bouts of disease.
In 2003, QX disease swept through what was then the third-largest oyster-growing estuary in New South Wales...
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