Shellfish Culture Ltd is the largest shellfish seed producing company in Australia and is one of the preferred seed suppliers to the Australian shellfish farming industry. The company operates land and sea-based hatchery and nursery facilities at a number of sites in Tasmania.
The aim of project was to develop and commercialise technology that produces natural oysters that do not spawn. Spawnless oysters are renowned for maintaining a high eating quality throughout the year and are also available for farming in areas that do not allow fertile oysters.
Undertaking the project management for this project, RDS Partners coordinated grant writing, reporting and program design and delivery.
The project was very successful, with new family lines of spawnless oysters being grown on farms across Australia.