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Clifton Beach Tasmania 7020

Shellfish Culture - A Brief History

 

1979

Shellfish Culture Pty. Ltd. was set up after a small meeting of oyster farmers in a chicken shed at Lenah Valley. 

 

1979

Hatchery established at The Gulch, Bicheno was chosen for the hatchery site.

 

1980

The first spat was produced in mid-March.

 

1983

First commercial nursery built at Pipeclay Lagoon.

 

1989

Shellfish Culture became an unlisted company.

 

1992

Production hits 50 million spat sales.

 

1998

New hatchery and nursery constructed on current site at Pipeclay Lagoon (pictured above).

 

2005

Successful commercial spawns of Scallops, Mussels and Abalon

 

2007

Production hits 100+ million spat sales

 

2010

Commercial spat sales to Singapore, Japan and Vietnam

 

2015

record spat sales

 

2020

SCL integrates with Tasmanian Oyster Co and commences sales of mature oysters to the consumer market.