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.