Shellfish Culture - A Brief History
Shellfish Culture Pty. Ltd. was set up after a small meeting of oyster farmers in a chicken shed at Lenah Valley.
Hatchery established at The Gulch, Bicheno was chosen for the hatchery site.
The first spat was produced in mid-March.
First commercial nursery built at Pipeclay Lagoon.
Shellfish Culture became an unlisted company.
Production hits 50 million spat sales.
New hatchery and nursery constructed on current site at Pipeclay Lagoon (pictured above).
Successful commercial spawns of Scallops, Mussels and Abalon
Production hits 100+ million spat sales
Commercial spat sales to Singapore, Japan and Vietnam
record spat sales
SCL integrates with Tasmanian Oyster Co and commences sales of mature oysters to the consumer market.