McAsh Oysters along with other Clyde River Oyster Farmers have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS).

The EMS represents the commitment of the Clyde River Farmers to the environmentally sustainable production of oysters, and protection of the Clyde River.

In our daily operations all oyster farmers use environmentally friendly cultivation methods. We also document methods farmers are already using to reduce the impact of farming on the river system. Such methods include:

  • + Replacing tarred timber infrastructure with plastic and recycled plastic products.
  • + Converting to efficient and less polluting 4 stroke outboards.
  • + Reusing and recycling waste.
  • + Water quality monitoring and reporting.
  • + Ensuring that all farmers are informed and educated about the presence of threatened and protected species: whales dolphins and turtles, and reducing the impact of any potential interactions.
  • + Monitoring the health of ecological communities such as seagrass and native birds, and reporting the presence of introduced or pest species.

We are committed to the continual improvement of our farming practices, and are actively looking to identify new and innovative techniques aimed at reducing our impact on the environment.

The Clyde River Oyster farmers are actively working with the community, river users and managers to identify and address issues which may impact on water quality. The farmers have volunteered to undertake many ongoing hours of on-ground work to address catchment issues such as weed infestation, protection of native vegetation and erosion control.

(top): Oyster leases in the Eurobodalla.

(bottom): The Sooty Oyster Catcher is native to Australia and found on the Clyde River.