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Shellfish Reef Trial in Pumicestone Passage

BIEPA – as one of the supporting entities of this project – was invited by Healthy Land and Water to observe the deployment into the Passage, opposite Kakadu Beach, of the second batch of modules.

Dr. Ben Diggles was on the barge supervising the immersion, by crane and with the help of divers, of the oyster shell and besser block modules.

It was interesting to hear from the University of the Sunshine Coast scientist that the results of the first survey since the initial deployment of reef modules in December 2017 had been very encouraging as regards the numbers of fish and of fish species that had been observed around the shellfish reefs. For more information on this project, see www.restorepumicestonepassage.org