to be diverted from landfill
to be held
to be restored
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 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.
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.