Get Your Boots On: A pearler of a job
The glowing sunrises and working besides dolphins pods alone would be worth getting up for every day but oyster farmer Jacob Thompson also gets a work-out on the job – and he’s paid for it.
In this Primary Matters series we’re meeting people who are pulling on a pair of boots to kick-start a career in the primary industries
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9. Hook, Line & Sinker - Is the Future of Food Blue?13:33On Hook Line and Sinker today we’re hearing from a visiting fisheries scientist who is big on promoting sustainable seafood. Emily De Sousa’s been in New Zealand looking at our aquaculture industry and says people around the world would love to know more about growing seafood the New Zealand way....
4. Gut Feelings: Cook that Chook!11:18Campylobacter and the BBQ season go hand-in-hand. Each year 5800 cases of the foodborne illness are reported in New Zealand, and almost 1000 people will end up in hospital. In this week's podcast, host Carol Stiles is in the kitchen with the head of NZ Food Safety, Vincent Arbuckle who has some simple tips that will keep you and your guests safe this summer.
3. Gut Feelings: Fit for the frying pan10:21On Gut Feelings this week we hear about efforts to develop rapid test kits for seafood that can tell you right then and there if it's safe to eat. Join host Carol Stiles as she speaks with marine toxin chemist Tim Harwood.
2. Gut Feelings: Date Expectations12:04In Gut Feelings this week we hear about what could be lurking in your dip and why it's important to throw it out once it hits its use-by date. As for the best-before date, if it looks good and passes the 'sniff test', feel free to give it a whirl.
1. Gut Feelings: Mussel Maladies11:53New Zealanders love their shellfish, but oysters, mussels, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, and kina can harbour viruses, bacteria and toxins. In this episode, host Carol Stiles talks to shellfish specialist Piers Harrison about what can happen if you eat contaminated shellfish and how to avoid it.
8. Hook, Line & Sinker - Seaweed on the Menu12:42NZ Seafood Sustainability award winner Lucas Evans likes his seaweed with some chilli and lime, some cucumber and sesame. He wants to see everyday New Zealanders having seaweed on their plates. Lucas is looking to turn seaweed grown and harvested in New Zealand into premium products. He says a thriving seaweed industry would have huge benefits for coastal communities.
7. Hook, Line & Sinker - Mussel Power12:02In this week’s podcast we’re hearing how greenshell mussels are not only good for us but could be even better for the economy. Trials at Nelson's Cawthron Institute have shown taking greenshell mussel powder can reduce joint pain and shorten recovery time after strenuous exercise.
6. Hook, Line & Sinker - The Marine Environment Needs Kelp11:01New Zealand has established oyster, mussel and salmon farms - and now moves are afoot to see if it’s feasible to farm seaweed. A pilot project is under way to test whether common kelp, aka ecklonia radiata, takes well to being ‘planted’ at sea.
5. Hook, Line & Sinker - Pulling Mussels14:33In this week’s podcast we’re talking about mussels. The Coromandel mussel industry’s worth about $65 million in export revenue, and Lance Townsend has been part of it for 32 years. The boat skipper can be found at 4.30 am on work days, whatever the weather, rowing out in a 13 foot dinghy to start up the mussel barge.