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New Season Boston Bay & Spencer Gulf Mussels

It's that special time of year again when harvesting starts on the New Season Blue Mussels at Eyre Peninsula Seafoods. Tender, juicy, sweet and irresistibly good, these perfect little mussels are the best thing about coming into winter and are well worth waiting a year for... xxxx We think everyone should know about our new season mussels and so have come up with a cool poster that explains the growing cycle. You can download a printable copy of the poster by clicking here. (Poster is branded Boston Bay but Spencer Gulf branded poster is also available on request - please email: sales@blueharvest.com.au) xxxx [button link="http://blueharvest.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Boston_Bay_MusselsPoster_NewSeason_May_2017_AAFF1.pdf" size="large" color="dark"]Download New Season Boston Bay Mussels Poster[/button]

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Supply Update – What’s Frozen?

Brazilian lobster tails stocks are running low. New season product will not be available until August 2017 at the earliest. If you require stock before August let us know asap. xxxx We are out of stock on cooked King Crab clusters however there is some raw stock remaining. New season King Crab will become available again in November 2017. xxxx Frozen prawn stock is very limited however we do have some stock available in differing grades, forms and species and would suggest you contact us for more information. xxxx We can freeze Goolwa pipis to order. Please contact us if you require frozen pipis.

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Supply Update – What’s Fresh?

PRAWNS xxxx Fresh tiger and banana prawn supply this year for Easter is looking very weak and will be significantly less than what was available for the same period in 2016. A combination of the loss of product from the Logan River region, and very hot water temperatures in North QLD have combined to leave our current supply levels at historical lows. xxxx Continued below...

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White Spot Syndrome Virus in Prawns

In November 2016, in what is potentially a devastating turn for the Australian Prawn Farming industry, White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) was discovered on a prawn farm on the Logan River, QLD. Until then, Australia had been the only prawn growing region in the world free from WSSV. xxx There is no food safety risk or risk to human health from WSSV, however the disease is highly lethal and contagious for prawns, killing them quickly once it takes hold. xxxx There are currently no available treatments for WSSV but prawn producers in Asia and the Americas have successfully implemented production management strategies to reduce the impact of the disease on their farms. xxxx The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity division is presently working with stakeholders to implement emergency response plans to limit the impact of the WSSV outbreak. xxx Media updates are being released as soon as developments occur. For more information please visit: xxxx http://www.apfa.com.au xxxx http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-08/source-of-prawn-virus-still-unknown/8103722 xxxx http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/media-centre/media-releases/update-detection-white-spot-prawns-231216 xxxx http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-23/qld-prawn-farmers-blame-white-spot-outbreak-on-imported-prawns/8144876 xxx

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Sydney Rock versus Pacific Oysters – Size Comparison

It is a common misconception that Pacific Oysters are much larger in size than Sydney Rock Oysters. It is true that Pacific Oysters grow faster and can reach impressive sizes such as Grande (400g+), however when comparing the standard size grades of Pacific and Sydney Rock Oysters, the size difference is actually quite minimal. The chart below shows the average sizes within the standard size grades for both species and shows that Sydney Rock Oysters really do measure up where it counts.

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