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Welcome to Australian Silver Perch (AustSilvers). A Member of the Australian Aquatic Biological P/L Group of Companies

Probably Australia’s smallest Silver Perch Hatchery, but one of the best, offering high quality fingerling. We are also a freshwater mussel farm and one of the largest in Australia.  Plus a yabby farm. Located in the rural community of Swan Bay, NSW, adjoining Medowie State Conservation Area.

We are natural aquatic farmers, utilizing ecologically sustainable farming methods. Our natural aquatic production cycle is very simple. Within a pond we have silver perch which we feed, they create wastes which the yabbies clean up and naturally grow and multiply within the pond. We also have freshwater mussels in the ponds that live, breed and multiply within the pond at the same time purifying the water for the silver perch and yabbies. The silver perch also act as a host for the larval mussels to develop into new baby mussels. Plus the yabbies multiply creating a high protein food source for the silver perch.

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Welcome to Australian Silver Perch (AustSilvers). A Member of the Australian Aquatic Biological P/L Group of Companies

Probably Australia’s smallest Silver Perch Hatchery, but one of the best, offering high quality fingerling. We are also a freshwater mussel farm and one of the largest in Australia.  Plus a yabby farm. Located in the rural community of Swan Bay, NSW, adjoining Medowie State Conservation Area.

We are natural aquatic farmers, utilizing ecologically sustainable farming methods. Our natural aquatic production cycle is very simple. Within a pond we have silver perch which we feed, they create wastes which the yabbies clean up and naturally grow and multiply within the pond. We also have freshwater mussels in the ponds that live, breed and multiply within the pond at the same time purifying the water for the silver perch and yabbies. The silver perch also act as a host for the larval mussels to develop into new baby mussels. Plus the yabbies multiply creating a high protein food source for the silver perch.

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A member of the Australian Aquatic Biological P/L Group of Companies:

Australian Aquatic Biological P/L: www.aabio.com.au The parent company, supplies consultancy to the Aquaculture industry and conducts aquatic biological surveys.

RBM Aquaculture: www.rbmaqua.com.au Supplies consultancy plus nets and traps to the aquaculture industry and general public.

Australian Crayfish Project: www.austcray.com Sponsored by AABio the project run entirely by volunteers with a thirst for knowledge on freshwater crayfish. The aim is research and conservation of Australian freshwater crayfish.

Mid West Yabby & Fish Traders: Trading in Yabbies and Fish under a NSW Fisheries Class E licence.

The Proprietor of AustSilvers, Rob McCormack has had over 20 years experience as the owner and manager of a number of yabby and fish farms. Currently, Rob is the Research and Aquaculture Director for Australian Aquatic Biological P/L, an Australian company that conducts aquatic research with a priority on conservation. They also provide aquaculture consultancy to the industry. Rob is a Research Associate with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, USA; Honorary Research Fellow with the Queensland Museum; amateur Taxonomist; Secretary/Treasurer of the NSW Aquaculture Association Inc. and the team leader of the privately funded Australian Crayfish Project, which conducts biological studies of every creek and stream in Australia, collecting and identifying crustaceans. Robert has a passion for freshwater crayfish traveling across Australia to find and photograph them; he has published over 12 scientific papers describing new species or the conservation of species in peer reviewed international journals and is the author of 8 books on aquaculture and freshwater crayfish.

 

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All Enquiries contact:

Rob McCormack
PO Box 3 Karuah NSW 2324
Email: rob@aabio.com.au