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Oyster project to use new technology for environmental monitoring

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Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark Furner

Queensland’s oyster industry will pioneer high-tech environmental monitoring technology thanks to a Digital Transformation Grant as part of Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the Queensland Oyster Growers Association would use its $44,416 grant to fast-track a trial of internet-connected monitoring systems.

“These grants were established under Queensland’s Economic Recovery plan to help our agricultural industries make better use of digital technologies and access new opportunities,” Mr Furner said.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic created serious challenges for the agriculture sector, but the Palaszczuk Government has worked closely with industry to find solutions for emerging problems and stand shoulder to…

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