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Going with the tide, oyster growers clean up estuaries | Bega District News



Over the next two weeks, oyster farmers on the Sapphire Coast will descend onto the foreshores of Pambula, Merimbula, Nelsons, Wonboyn and Wapengo Lakes for a mass industry led clean-up event called “Tide to Tip”. This is the second year of the event, which is organised jointly by OceanWatch Australia & Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters, that sees oyster growers lead marine debris clean-ups in estuaries across the state. Out on the water every day, oyster farmers have an intimate knowledge of their local environment, and regularly collect rubbish they find floating in the estuary. Tide to Tip not only provides a way for fishers and farmers to give back to the estuaries in which they work but helps to ensure Australian waterways…

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