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)