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Restoring Ardrossan’s Shellfish Reef

Are you able to help restore Shellfish Reef?

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North has released the following statement requesting people make their services known through a survey.

“The Nature Conservancy, the South Australian Government, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, Yorke Peninsula Council, recreational fishers and the community are working together to restore up to 20 ha of shellfish reef habitat along the western coast of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan.

The project is modeled off successful restoration projects of similar size in the United States, and once complete will be the largest restored oyster reef in the southern hemisphere.

This site is the first of what could be many for South Australia and will also serve as model for other States for how to rebuild shellfish reefs to help restore fish populations, water quality and improve biodiversity.

The purpose of this survey is to register your interest to be involved in the shellfish reef restoration project.

We are keen to hear from potential service providers, businesses and community members who are capable of undertaking specific work or projects.

Please click here to go to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ShellfishReef.”

Image Source – Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources