Peter Lillie with mussels

New leases

Peter News

Last year Bay Sea Farms acquired three more three hectare sites at Flinders in Westernport making our lease holding there mow twelve hectares. We have installed a new mooring to hold a fifty foot vessel and have finally been given the go-ahead to start installing lines and equipment.

We will be growing mussels there as well as angasi oysters. This site allows us a safe harvesting area when winds in excess of 25 Knots sometimes inhibit our harvesting ability at Mt Martha. The mussels grown from Flinders can often be of a large size in relation to their age due to the oceanic water there which has a more even temperature profile and a different algae content to Port Phillip Bay.