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Kangaroo Island Oyster Reef Restoration Project

Kangaroo Island Oyster Reef Restoration Project

This project is building a series of 20 small native flat oyster reefs to restore the health and function of important shellfish and fish habitat on Kangaroo Island. These reef structures will:

  • be seeded with native flat oyster spat collected from within Western Cove. There is a reliable source of native oyster spat in Western Cove but the substrate for it to attach to and grow on is missing
  • likely collect native flat oyster spat naturally circulating within the bays
  • provide habitat for key recreational species, including King George whiting and southern calamari
  • support threatened pipefish and seadragon species and contribute to the national shellfish reef restoration initiative
  • be monitored annually with oyster density metrics, SCUBA and Baited Remote Underwater Video Surveys (BRUVS).

More information

Project Officer - Coasts

35 Dauncey Street Kingscote

08 8553 2476