PIRSA has provided Ministerial Permits for the Foundation to undertake trials with clean, bagged recycled shell to attract resident shellfish for:
It’s hoped that mussels, barnacles, jingle shells and other molluscs will find their homes on the intertidal ‘reefs’. The subtidal ‘reefs’ are potential homes for our native oysters, who live subtidally.
For biosecurity reasons, only Pacific Oyster shells sourced from the South Australian oyster industry can be used.
SA oyster growers have surplus shell and our shell has been sourced by The Nature Conservancy from Cowell growers.