mussel array in Beaumaris Bay

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400% increase in area of
mussel array in Beaumaris


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on this 2003 photograph for an
enlargement. Taken from
the “viewing platform” built by Bayside City Council
at the “Moysey
opposite Bodley

in 2003, it shows additional large
timber piles in the foreground placed as
roosting sites for pelicans and other
seabirds earlier that year.

The expanding mussel-growing array of
floats, buoys, timber piles, ropes and
racks can be seen around the boat that
is servicing the array, on its 6 hectare
site (proposed by the Victorian Environment
Conservation Council
in 2000 to be
increased to 25

A large accumulation of mussel detritus
and litter from the array has been
reported on the seabed below it. This
industrial clutter is very close to the
Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site, which
is on the Register of the



Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.
has opposed this proposed extension, in
its letter

of 21st February 2000
sent to the Environment Conservation
Council, which was the immediate
predecessor of the Victorian
Environmental Assessment Council,

and the immediate successor of the
former Land Conservation Council of

Copyright 1998 Port Phillip
Conservation Council Incorporated

(A0020093K Victoria)