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  • Supporting a strong future for Australian aquaculture

    The Australian Parliament’s Agriculture and Water Resources Committee has tabled the report of its inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector: Supporting a strong future for Australian aquaculture.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 February 2022


  • House Committee to hear from aquaculture groups in the southern region

    Aquaculture industry groups from Tasmania and South Australia and an environmental peak body will appear before the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee this week as part of its current inquiry into Australia’s aquaculture sector.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021


  • New perspectives on expanding aquaculture in Queensland

    The perspectives of Queensland-based operators and peak industry bodies will be the focus of public hearings next week for the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee as part of its current inquiry into Australia’s aquaculture sector.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 4 November 2021


  • Solutions for a sustainable aquaculture sector

    The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organisation with an interest in sustainable aquaculture, will appear before the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee this week as part of the current inquiry into Australia’s aquaculture sector.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021


  • Offshore potential for Australian aquaculture

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

    Media release issue date: Monday, 18 October 2021


  • Policy, regulation, infrastructure and exports: Key issues for Australia’s aquaculture industry

    Issues such as Country of Origin labelling, regional infrastructure and regulatory pathways in aquaculture will be considered by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee at an upcoming public hearing.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021


  • Boosting aquaculture in the Northern Territory

    The Northern Territory Seafood Council, which represents seafood operators across the aquaculture, wild catch and trader/processing sectors, and Seafarms, the organisation behind Project Sea Dragon, a large-scale staged development of prawn production ponds across Northern Australia, will give valuable evidence this week to a parliamentary committee inquiry into aquaculture.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 10 August 2021


  • Committee travels to the Northern Territory

    House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee to travel to NT 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.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021


  • Opportunities for expansion in aquaculture

    The status of Australian aquaculture and opportunities for its expansion will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 21 June 2021


  • Scientific research improves seafood

    Ways to maximise the commercial potential of innovations in science will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 15 June 2021


  • Growing aquaculture to $2 billion

    The Government’s ongoing commitment to grow the value of Australian aquaculture to $2 billion by 2027 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021


  • Reef restoration could stimulate aquaculture

    The House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee will discuss ways to harness the development of new technologies and mariculture methods in order to grow the aquaculture sector in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021


  • Diving into Australian Aquaculture

    Australian aquaculture has experienced steady growth since 2002, yet its annual worth has plateaued at just over $1 billion in recent years. A new inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector by the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee plans to find out why.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021





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