Commercial production trial with high POMS tolerant triploid Pacific Oysters in approved NSW estuaries.
Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd (ASI)
1. Determine if POMS resistant triploid ASI oysters can improve the commercial viability of POMS affected NSW oyster farms, especially the Hawkesbury River.
2. Develop with ASI/CSIRO a recording and reporting format to assess the performance of triploid POMS resistant ASI Pacific Oyster spat cultured in the Hawkesbury River under commercial growing conditions.
3. Data collected from farms will determine performance and survival of predicted high POMS resistant triploid ASI Pacific Oysters cultured in POMS affected NSW oyster farms.
4. Develop protocols to test/sample for OsHV-u1, that are incorporated into regular assessment processes, to ensure that results can be reflected against a known challenge to POMS.