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Offshore potential for Australian aquaculture

Issue date: Monday, 18 October 2021

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Potential for expanding the aquaculture industry in Australia has been a frequent theme among contributors to a federal parliamentary committee inquiry.

The House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee will hear evidence from the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre this week as part of its current inquiry into Australia’s aquaculture sector.  

The Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, based in Tasmania, brings together industry, government and research partners with expertise in aquaculture, marine renewable energy and maritime engineering. It delivers targeted training and research to support innovation in commercially-viable and sustainable offshore developments.

The Committee Chair, Rick Wilson MP, noted that the topic of offshore aquaculture production and its potential for expanding the aquaculture industry in Australia has been a frequent theme among submitters and witnesses to this inquiry.

‘This hearing is an opportunity for the committee to learn more about the significant research and development currently being undertaken by the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre to support new and innovative approaches to aquaculture production in Australian waters.’

For further information, please visit the inquiry website.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Time: 10.15am to 10:55am AEST

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at: www.aph.gov.au/live

Media inquiries

Chris Thomson, office of Mr Rick Wilson MP, Chair
Chris.Thomson@aph.gov.au
0467 710 180

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4500
agriculture.reps@aph.gov.au

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