1 Jun 2017

New bonamia parasite could be a disaster for Bluff oysters

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 1 June 2017

The Bluff oyster industry is worried a new bonamia parasite found in oyster farms at Stewart Island will find its way to the rest of the fishery and cause major destruction. Graeme Wright of the Bluff Oyster Management Company says the new strain has devastated oyster stocks elsewhere in the world, especially Europe.