Oil and gas seismic survey impacts on pearling industry raise concerns in government report
Written on the 26 February 2016The federal Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia's report on expanding aquaculture in northern Australia has raised concerns about the impacts of oil and gas exploration on the pearling industry.
"There does seem to be good research that says that these seismic surveys that are done by oil and gas companies right over the top of oyster beds and their breeding grounds, do really impact on the productivity and the health and the reproductive capacity of the oysters," the committee's deputy chair Alannah MacTeirnan told Vanessa Mills on ABC Kimberley Local Radio.
Photo: Cygnet Bay Pearls: ABC regional
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