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A major Australian oyster fishery known for its pristine waters and strict biosecurity controls is ramping up production again after a three-year program to safeguard itself against Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS).

Latest forecasts predict oyster production in South Australia to grow in the 2019/20 financial year for the first time since 2016/17.

In February 2016 the local oyster industry was affected by a severe supply shortage due to a POMS outbreak in Tasmania, where South Australian growers traditionally sourced 80 per cent of oyster seed or ‘spat’.

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