NSW oyster farmers plead for government intervention amid fears of being wiped out

Ellie-Marie Watts
By Ellie-Marie Watts
Updated June 21 2022 - 11:26pm, first published 11:23pm
URGENT: Agricultural minister Dugald Saunders speaking with Lemon Tree Passage oyster farmer Matt Burgoyne about the QX outbreak.

The state's agricultural minister has been told that the Hunter region's oyster industry could be less than two years away from collapse without urgent government intervention.

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Ellie-Marie Watts

Ellie-Marie Watts is a Hunter Communities journalist who writes primarily for the Port Stephens Examiner but also helps on the Dungog Chronicle, Hunter Valley News and Singleton Argus. A community journalist with 10 years experience, Ellie-Marie writes news, sport and feature stories, snaps photos and connects readers with newspapers via digital platforms.

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