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Irrigators Say Fish Farming Fails

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AUSTRALIA - Some irrigators in the north-west of Victoria say that aquaculture, or the growing fish in dams, is a waste of money.

According to ABC Rural, the industry has been touted as a possible alternative for those who can't make a living from horticulture, and has received widspread support from bodies like the Department of Primary Industries.

But Barry Avery, a wine grape grower from Robinvale near Mildura, says it simply doesn't work...

"Up to this date, we've invested probably $250,000," he says.

"We may get a small amount of that money back, but at this stage I can't see that we can make this a viable part of our farming operation."