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Saline Aquaculture Gains Interest in Wagin

AUSTRALIA - A high level of interest was shown by the 24 participants at the recent Wagin Development Association seminar on local saline water and the potential for fish farming using this resource.

Association president Ian Menzies introduced the two hour session by oulining the two proposals being submitted for funding from the Royalties for Regions grant scheme, reports TheWaginArgus.

According to the news organisation, these two proposals were instigated by Ian Pederick, vice president of the Association who has spent considerable time and energy researching Wagin’s drainage and groundwater and the potential for inland saline aquaculture.

A $20,000 grant is being applied for to assist the Shire to improve the drainage from north of the Wagin Recreation Complex so that the current watering program for the complex, the proposed Recreational Vehicle (RV) dump point, together with the Wagin Historical Village, no longer have to source its water supply from the Harris River Dam near Collie.

Reduced rainfall in the South West is cause for concern and as such Wagin can no longer afford to utilise portable water from the Harris River Dam for its town watering program.

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