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Oyster farms were banking on a better 2021, instead they got rain on top of a ‘trifecta of pain’

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After a year of ashy water, floods and COVID-19 lockdowns, oyster farmers across the state were looking forward to a bumper summer season.

But recent rainfall along the New South Wales coast could be the final blow for many farmers — particularly those on the Macleay River.

Oyster farmer David Smith said more wet weather would herald another challenging year.

“We’ve got a trifecta of pain for oyster farmers on the Macleay at the moment,” he said.

“Now we have…



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