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Keeping Fish Healthy

by 5m Editor
16 December 2009, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - Australia's fish farmers will soon become more involved with discussions on animal health.

The National Aquaculture Council (NAC) has joined Animal Health Australia, the peak body for animal disease planning and biosecurity, reports ABC Rural.

NAC represents both ocean and landbased fish farmers and also those in the marron, yabbie and pearling industries and says it's important for its members to be seen as part of the farming sector.

Dan Machin, CEO of the Aquaculture Council of West Australia says the industry can learn a lot from other livestock producers as it grows.

"By definition, you're growing animals in a controlled fashion," he says.

"You'll see more and more conversations about trade and market access, logisitics: talking about the same sort of bottlenecks and constraints and opportunities as the livestock industries."


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