The NSW Oyster Conference is happening next week in Batemans Bay, home to Australia’s Oyster Coast operations and Clyde River oyster farmers.
The conference attracts over 300 NSW oyster farmers providing a unique opportunity to share, learn and connect with other growers and industry stakeholders.
The NSW oyster industry has played an iconic visual role of the NSW estuarine environment for over 140 years. To celebrate this, the conference committee will be running its first photo competition in 2022. This competition shines a spotlight on the historic importance of the oyster industry to the estuaries of NSW and the communities that live along these waterways.
The competition encourages members and the community to visually document the oyster industry that plays such an important role in regional coastal communities like Batemans Bay. It also aims to attract regional workers and sea changers to consider a career in aquaculture, and to encourage more people to eat more oysters more often.
The photo competition is open to the public (professional category) and the industry membership (amateur category) with fame and $400 offered to the winner in each category.
With professional photographers like Josh Burkinshaw entering the competition, the calibre of photos are sure to impress.
More details on the photo competition can be found here: https://www.nswoysters.com.au/2022photocontest.html
This year’s conference is being held in Batemans Bay on 18-20 May at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. For more details, visit the NSW Oysters website.