The Yulgilbar Foundation Churchill Fellowship to address the challenges facing remote Aboriginal communities in the culture of native rock oysters

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Samantha Nowland's Churchill Project aims to investigate the current challenges facing remote Australian Indigenous communities working towards farming native rock oysters. The main challenges that will be investigated are:


(1) how remote Indigenous communities can own and operate a successful oyster farming business,

(2) farming oysters in extreme environments ,

(3) how to insure food safety and marketability of oysters, and

(4) developing production methods for a native oyster species.


To investigate potential solutions to these issues Samantha will visit three countries; Canada, America and New Zealand, all of which are world leaders in oyster farming, research and development. Samantha will work hands-on with the different organisations, get to know the local context and learn from relevant experts.


Learnings will be applied in a north Australian context to find solutions to industry development bottlenecks and to constantly improve farming methods. This Churchill Project will bring new ideas and innovation from overseas experts to impact the current trajectory of oyster aquaculture in northern Australia.

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Samantha Nowland

Samantha Nowland

NT
2019

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