A Port Stephens Oyster farmer who was one of the victims of a major oyster theft says he suspects someone inside the industry was responsible.
Hundreds of oysters along with chainsaws and wet weather gear were stolen from 2 properties along the Karuah River on Saturday night.
Third generation farmer Richard Farley told Richard King it’s a big blow and says it’s obvious the thieves have some experience.
“The amount of oysters they took…it had to be someone connected to the industry somewhere- they know the layout of our sheds.
We’ll find out – the police have been unbelievably good with us chasing it up left right and centre.”