Shellfish Culture - A Brief History

 

1979

Shellfish Culture was set up after a small meeting of oyster farmers in a chicken shed at Lenah Valley, in Southern Tasmania. 

 

1979

Our first Hatchery established at The Gulch, Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania.

 

1980

First spat  produced in March, 1980.

 

1983

First commercial nursery built at Pipeclay Lagoon, Tasmania.

 

1989

Shellfish Culture became an unlisted public company.

 

1992

Hatchery achieves 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 Abalone.

 

2007

Hatchery achieves 100+ million spat sales.

 

2010

Commercial spat sales to Singapore, Japan and Vietnam.

 

2015

Record spat sales achieved in the Company.

 

2019

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

THE TASMANIAN STORY

It isn’t easy here. It never has been. People said it was impossible, and for too long we believed it. This is why, for Tasmanians, good enough is never good enough. We work harder, we follow our obsessions, we support one another, and we protect what makes this place different.

Being Tasmanian is the quiet pursuit of the extraordinary.

Tasmanian Oyster Co.   •  Phone: +61 3 6248 9441  •  Email: info@shellfishculture.com.au