Oysters Tasmania was established in 2009 through a collaborative agreement between the Tasmanian Shellfish Executive Council, the Tasmanian Oyster Research Council and the Tasmanian Aquaculture Council.
RDS Partners provides executive services including secretariat to Oysters Tasmania, the advocacy body for the Tasmanian Shellfish Executive Council and the Tasmanian Oyster Research Council.
RDS Partners has worked hard with the members to develop Oysters Tasmania into a well-recognised communication and advocacy body, providing industry advocacy and representation with greater focus. We’ve been able to support the members to source and secure research funding and managed critical industry risks fast and effectively.
The Tasmanian oyster industry now enjoys excellent communication across the state, with interstate counterparts and has built strong industry development links internationally. Accessing the professional experience of Tom Lewis has enabled the industry to build a stronger voice with government, regulators and research and development agencies.
Tom Lewis, Director, was central in establishing Oysters Tasmania and works closely with Ray Murphy to manage and deliver the ongoing Executive Services.