Using discarded oyster shells to build artificial reefs in Moreton Bay to restore habitat, seagrass beds, fish stocks and water quality.
With about 96 per cent considered already functionally extinct in Australia, shellfish reefs are now critically endangered. Sediment runoff and the impact of human activities caused their massive decline. Shellfish reef not only improves the water quality but also improves fishing and seagrass habitat.
Robbie Porter from Ozfish will give us an insight into his project, spearheaded by fishermen and volunteers, to restore 100 hectares of shellfish reef in the bay over the next ten years.