New Machine's A Pearler!

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
3 May 2006, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - This new machine could improve the local oyster industry out of sight. A boat-load of weather-unwise suits and stilettos huddled under umbrellas and floated up the Clyde River on Monday morning to officially open the high-speed automatic grading machine. Clyde River oyster farmers Kevin and Ewan McAsh needed the machine to boost their productivity and that of fellow oyster farmers. Through the South East NSW Area Consultative Committee (Seacc), McAsh Oysters gained a grant of $60,500 from the Australian Government's Regional Partnerships program. Eden-Monaro MP Gary Nairn said the program offered money to help establish significant projects. The machine cost $135,000 in total. Source: Bay Post