The Shell Savers project, a collaboration between OzFish and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, will divert oyster shells from landfills for biodiversity restoration.

2 tonnes of oyster shells

to be diverted from landfill

Community engagement events

to be held

Natural reef structures

to be restored

Engaging local businesses

The project sees a shell recycling site established in Flinders, VIC, collecting shells from local businesses. The OzFish team will be introducing blue ‘Shell Only Bins’ throughout the Mornington Peninsula, coordinating regular pickups as part of the initiative.


The shell recycling plant is ready to go and OzFish is now calling on the community and local businesses to contribute oyster shells to this great initiative. 

Local business on the Peninsula wanting to get involved?


Community with a cause

The project, part of OzFish’s national Shellfish Revolution Program, engages the local community and volunteers to recycle, clean and cure shells to create shellfish reefs across port Phillip and Westernport Bays. These restored reefs provide vital habitat for marine organisms including the great fish populations we love to catch. 

Replicating Moreton Bay learnings

Inspired by the success in Moreton Bay, the project transforms waste into ecological assets, addressing the challenge of shells in landfills and substantial loss of our much-needed shellfish reefs around the country. 

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This project is supported by Sustainability Victoria, a Victorian Government initiative, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.