Rethinking the land: the development of inland saline aquaculture in Western Australia.

Doupe, Robert G., Lymbery, Alan J., and Starcevich, Mark R. (2003) Rethinking the land: the development of inland saline aquaculture in Western Australia. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1 (1). pp. 30-37.

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Inland Saline aquaculture may offer an opportunity for income diversification and potentially productive use of land that can no longer support traditional agriculture in salt-affected parts of Australia. Interest in inland saline aquaculture is increasing in Western Australia, however, production and investment levels are characteristically low. Inland saline aquaculture presents a continuum of production and investment options for landholders and investors, from being small-scale, hobby-like remedial use of salinised farmland to a novel and legitimate agricultural industry. Successful progress toward the latter depends on a number of factors: appropriate production technology; identification and establishment of sustainable markets; establishment of environmentally sustainable production systems; and industry management. We use preliminary data from finfish aquaculture in inland Western Australia to consider why industry success requires concurrent development across all these fields

Item ID: 9457
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1747-762X
Keywords: Salinity Management; finfish aquaculture; Western Australia
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 03:46
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 100%
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