Sewage spills not expected to have long-term impact on oyster farming

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 February 2007, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - A Eurobodalla oyster farmer says sewage spills caused by heavy rain at the weekend will have no long-term effect on production.

The deluge overloaded a pumping station near Narooma, allowing stormwater and effluent to wash into the Wagonga inlet.

Producer David Maidment, who is a member of the quality shellfish program, says oysters will be in short supply for a while until the river is completely flushed.

He says containment procedures will guarantee consistent quality.

"Sunday there was a sewage overflow from one of the pump stations, it couldn't cope with the deluge," he said.

Source: ABC News Online