Moruya Shellfish Hatchery

Project: build a shellfish hatchery near Moruya Airport to contribute to ongoing, reliable supply of oyster and mussel spat.

Timing: construction was started in June 2022. The shellfish hatchery will be operational in late 2023.

Status: In progress

Funding: grant funded under the Australian Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

Page last updated: April 2023


We are working to:

  • build a land-based shellfish hatchery to grow the spat to ideal commercial, juvenile shellfish
  • provide aquaculture training facilities for workers and students
  • provide a dedicated research and development space for ongoing scientific breeding and species development
  • provide an export accredited packing centre to meet overseas demand for shellfish.

Benefits to the community:

  • Supply of reliable, quality oyster and mussel spat to local estuaries and other farmers in the shellfish industry.

Council signed an agreement with Sea Perfect (NSW) Pty Ltd that will see the experienced shellfish supplier design, build, and operate the $4.8m facility.

  • Construction works are well underway with buildings being erected and concrete footings in place.
  • The next phase will be the construction of the breeding building and office.
  • The state-of-the-art facility was built on land at Moruya Airport.
  • The facility will commence operations in late 2023.

More information

To find out more, contact Ian Duthie from Sea Perfect NSW:

  • T: 0409 411 322