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Committee travels to the Northern Territory

Issue date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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The House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee will travel to the Northern Territory next week to hear from a range of stakeholders as part of its inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector. The hearings and several site visits in the Darwin region will form part of the committee’s inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector.

Committee Chair, Rick Wilson MP, noted that aquaculture businesses and research organisations will be among the witnesses appearing before the Committee, including: Humpty Doo Barramundi, Paspaley Group, and the Northern Territory Government, with representatives from the Darwin Aquaculture Centre.

‘These hearings will contribute significantly to the existing body of evidence for this inquiry. The Committee looks forward to discussing opportunities for the expansion of the aquaculture sector in northern Australia.’

‘We look forward to hearing from aquaculture enterprises about their experiences running successful ventures. It will be particularly useful to learn about present challenges and how the Government can help redress concerns around biosecurity, environmental management, and current regulatory frameworks’, Mr Wilson said.

For further information, please visit the inquiry website.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 26 July 2021
Time: 10.10 am to 12.10 pm ACST
A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at

Media enquiries

Elysia Harverson, office of Mr Rick Wilson MP, Chair
0477 360 087

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4500

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