Identification of environmental factors, with particular reference to acid sulfate soil runoff, causing production losses in Sydney rock oysters
1. To identify associations between water quality conditions (with particular reference to acidified water and toxic metals), other environmental factors and reduced growth rates and disease outbreaks/mortalisties in oysters at selected sites on the Hastings and Tweed Rivers.
2. To identify specific environment and management related risk factors for reduced growth rates at selected sites.
3. To identify environmental and management risk factors for specific diseases with particular reference to QX on the Tweed River.
4. To effectively communicate the findings of this study to the oyster industry and relevant agencies