POMS not a case of if, but when for South Australian oyster industry

Bruce Zippel is also an oyster grower at Smoky Bay on the far west coast of South Australia, and said the state had learnt a lot since POMS was found in Tasmania earlier this year.

South Australia has so far remained POMS-free.

Mr Zippel is urging South Australian growers to continue supporting genetic selection programs to help prevent the spread of the deadly oyster disease.

He said it was only a matter of time before POMS arrived in the state, so the industry needed to remain focused on resistant oyster varieties. (…) (abc.net.au, 17/08/2016)

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