Northern Australia aquaculture situational analysis

Cobcroft, Jennifer, Bell, Rob, Fitzgerald, Jessica, and Jerry, Dean (2020) Northern Australia aquaculture situational analysis. Report. CRCNA, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The objectives of the Northern Australia aquaculture industry situational analysis project (A.1.1718119) were to identify key challenges and opportunities facing the northern Australian aquaculture sector, and to explore potential solutions and identify the most strategic research projects for further investment. The scope of the study included infrastructure, policy, investment, environmental, production, knowledge, training and human capital gaps.

The study used a mixed methodology approach to data collection and analysis including a literature review, an online survey, face-to-face workshops, access to key production-related data reported to government, SWOT analysis and scenario planning tools.

The opportunity for aquaculture industry development in Northern Australia is large, with estimates that north has 500,000 hectares and 700,000 hectares suitable for marine farming in earthen and lined ponds, respectively . For freshwater pond culture, suitable areas are up to 50-fold larger.

Seven strategic recommendations addressing key identified challenges to industry development are included in this report.

Item ID: 67537
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-1-922437-00-6
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Copyright Information: © 2020. This work is Open Access under a CC-BY licence.
Funders: CRC for Developing Northern Australia
Projects and Grants: A.1.1718119
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 03:49
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300501 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1002 Fisheries - aquaculture > 100299 Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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