ShapeShapeauthorShapecrossShapeShapeShapeGrouphamburgerhomeGroupmagnifyShapeShapeShaperssShape

Sponsor message

Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Research Centre Looks for Prawn Alternatives

by the Fish Site Editor
27 August 2009, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - Aquaculture facilities at the National Marine Science Centre in northern NSW have been upgraded to commercial hatchery and research standards.

The Federal Government's Sustainable Regions Program funded the new North Coast Mariculture and Re-seeding Centre at Coffs Harbour, according to ABC.

The centre's director Professor Alistair McIlgorm says the centre will investigate the commercial potential of mulloway and opportunities for the north coast prawn industry.

"We're working with the prawn farmers in the Yamba area to actually help them to replace prawns, in that basically cheap imports have made prawns less viable and they're looked for new diversifed opportunities," he says.

the Fish Site Editor

Sponsor message

UMass Sustainable Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.