Oyster survey training

Thanks to an NRM South Culturally Inspired Grant, pakana Services were joined by the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration and Derwent Estuary Program to receive training in survey methods for the wild Pacific oyster in February 2017. pakana Services monitored sites in the Channel, Huon and Derwent to look at oyster density, abundance and general health. This training and work extends the skills of Aboriginal people, provides an opportunity to manage country and natural resources, and explore new career paths. The program not only provides valuable experience, and an opportunity to share knowledge, but it will also provide valuable data and build on research conducted 17 years ago in the same survey locations.

This training was organised as part of NRM South’s commitment to supporting Aboriginal communities in southern Tasmania through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the training was coordinated by the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration and supported by the Derwent Estuary Program.

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