All you need to know about growing Yabbies
FIELD DAY August 8 2015
In conjunction with the NSW Aquaculture Association we held our first field day on August 8th 2015.
Representatives from The NSW Aqua Assn, NSW DPI Fisheries and others were on hand to discuss and give advice on the how what and why's of farming yabbies.
50+ people joined us for this years Yabby farming Field day. Organised by the NSW Aquaculture Association.
Guided by Yabby "Guru" Rob McCormack topics covered included how to grow yabbies for fun and profit, pond design, nutrition, netting, fencing, harvesting using the labour saving Super trap, purging and how to pack yabbies for transport.
Policy and compliance officer from NSW DPI Fisheries, Graeme Bowley was on hand to explain and answer questions regarding permit and government regulations and requirements.
Neil from Aquablue Seafoods presented an informative talk on poly-culture with yabbies and silver Perch.
Agriculture coordinator from Wadalba Community School, David Drury, gave us an update on a yabby project undertaken by his school that we were been involved in.
A representative from TAFE NSW explained what opportunities available to those wanting to undertake a Cert II or Cert III in Aquaculture in NSW.
A very big thank you to the NSW Aquaculture Association and its members, NSW DPI Fisheries, Aquablue Seafood, David Drury and those whose contributions on the day made it a great success.