A multi-billion dollar prawn aquaculture project, expected to create 1,600 jobs in Northern Australia, has been granted a renewal of its Major Project Status. Project Sea Dragon will produce Black Tiger prawns, mainly for the Asian export market, and involves five sites in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology … Continue reading Support extended for prawn project
Entries for the 2019 Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition are now open and encouraging Australian Sydney Rock oyster and prawn producers to take the first step towards medal winning glory by entering now. Established in 2001, the Sydney Royal Aquaculture competition, a highly regarded seafood competition in Australia, judges the best of the best in Australian … Continue reading Entries for aquaculture comp open
A $420,000 project funded by the federal government aims at expanding the aquaculture industry in northern Australia. The Northern Australian Aquaculture Industry Situational Analysis has been commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia. Over the next 12 months, researchers from James Cook University will work with the CSIRO, Blueshift Consulting, the Australian … Continue reading Federal funding announced for aquaculture development in northern Australia
The Queensland government has declared two Rockhampton region sites as prime targets to play a part in Queensland’s booming aquaculture industry. State minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries Mark Furner today announced six land-based marine Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs). The state government announcement includes more than 3700 hectares of land in the Rockhampton region, … Continue reading Queensland government announces aquaculture development areas in Rockhampton
The Queensland government plans to turn rundown buildings on Bribie Island into an aquaculture hub. The land is part of the Bribie Island Research Centre, an aquaculture research and development facility owned and operated by the department of agriculture and fisheries. Minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries, Mark Furner, said in the past 12 … Continue reading Queensland’s Bribie Island could turn into aquaculture hub
Agricultural industry development and fisheries minister Mark Furner has laid bare his ambitions to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world. Furner used a visit in early October to the JCU aquaculture research lab in Townsville, to begin his campaign to entice further aquaculture investment in North Queensland. “Queensland stands at the foot of … Continue reading Growing aquaculture production backed by Queensland government
Acquaculture company BioMar has entered talks with Australian state government officials to gain approval to build a new feed factory. While the Danish-based company has not yet disclosed the location of the planned build, if approved, it would be completed by 2019. BioMar expects the greenfield factory to have a yearly capacity of 110,000 metric … Continue reading New aquaculture feed factory planned for Australia
Spring has sprung and summer is here, bringing with it the summer cycle of one of Australia’s most prestigious food competitions, the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.
The study indicates that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide could have an impact through altering the behaviour of juvenile fish, leading to poorer chances of survival.
While Australia’s love of seafood is tipped to continue with business information analysts at IBISWorld forecasting overall fish and seafood consumption to rise by only 5 per cent – from 18.7 kilograms per capita in 2015 to 19.6 kilograms per capita by 2021.
The NSW Government has returned as the Gold Sponsor for the 2015 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.
Australia is in a prime position to take advantage of the growing global demand for seafood, a new industry report has found.
The seafood industry is searching for technology which can decipher if retailers are selling imported products as Australian.
Tassal Operations’ farming site in Macquarie Harbour has become the first in the southern hemisphere to earn Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for farmed salmon, assessed by SCS Global Services.
Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry has secured key planning approvals for a $10 million Strahan Aquaculture Hub development in Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania.
Despite concerns it could threaten wild abalone stocks, Western Australia’s first commercial abalone farm looks set to go-ahead, thanks to environment minister, Albert Jacob.
On Sustainable Seafood Day, Aldi has announced its engagement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help evaluate the sustainability of its seafood range.
Marine parks in NSW will be reviewed and bans on recreational fishing in most marine sanctuaries will be lifted as part of sweeping reviews by the state government.
Spring Bay Seafood’s shellfish farm in Tasmania has been closed and Food Standards Australia New Zealand is now recalling its mussels, which could contain a paralytic shellfish toxin.
A Tasmanian aquaculture company has used a $135,000 government grant to expand its business and create jobs.