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Prawn Farmers to Overcome Tough Regulations

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - The impact of regulation on seafood production is one of the issues being tackled at the Aquaculture into the Future conference in North Queensland.

Farmed seafood continues to increase its market share, as wildcatch fishery areas become increasingly regulated, reports ABC Rural.

According to the news report, Australian Prawn Farmers Association president Trevor Anderson says while farmed seafood is subject to governmental regulation, it does not have the same issues as wildcatch.

"Well, aquaculture's also highly regulated. But at least in aquaculture, they can't take our area away from us; all they can do is make it hard to get new area,' he told ABC Rural.

"So the issue for us is getting new licences, new investors, into the industry and building our industry."

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