Click to enlarge (149KB)Say no to black market oysters!!!

The NSW Police Force is supporting a multi-agency operation, Operation Trident in an effort to jointly detect and investigate the illegal harvesting of oysters.

Oyster theft is a serious crime.

  • Black market oysters can be unsafe to eat.
  • Don't take the risk.
  • Only buy from a reputable supplier.

Members of the public are encouraged to report person/s selling black market oysters and oyster theft.

Please ensure that oyster theft is reported to police and ask the attending police for a COPS Event number.  

The Rural Crime Prevention Team take oyster theft seriously.  Fines of up to $275,000 and/or imprisonment apply.

Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Fishers Watch on 1800 043 536.