Recently, our Aquaculture class travelled to Cowell to visit the Eyre Shellfish oyster hatchery. We learned what is required to become a hatchery worker and saw how the baby oysters (spat) are fed. Staff and students from Cowell Area School then took us out onto their oyster lease, where we were fortunate to experience tasting their oysters straight out of the sea. It was an amazing trip.
The week before saw our class visited by a guest speaker – Michael Wynne from Wild on Eyre brought in his pet freshwater crocodile and helped us to set up a tropical marine tank.
Last week, Craig Hughes from the Blaslov Fishing Group came to the school to talk to our class about tuna farming; his new feeding techniques prevent overfeeding and food waste. He also brought in a tuna and a friend from Japan who showed us how to fillet the fish – we enjoyed tasting the sashimi.
The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln generously donated $500 to our Aquaculture program; we would like to thank them for their continuous support of the Adopt-a-Barra scheme.
The PLHS Year 11 Aquaculture Class