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Pushing forward for lobster aquaculture sustainability


July 16, 2021
By Hatchery International Staff

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The aquaculture industry has taken one step closer to sustainable onshore lobster systems, as the Australian Research Council (ARC) welcomed the launch of the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture, which officially opened at the University of Tasmania.

Throughout the next five years, the new ARC Research Hub will receive $5 million in funding from the ARC, as it looks to establish the world’s first sustainable onshore lobster aquaculture industry focused on lobster production from hatchery to market.

The ARC Research Hub will engage some of Australia’s top researchers, who will collaborate with aquaculture industry professionals in finding solutions to the current challenges facing the industrial economies, while simultaneously training the future workforce for these specific industries.

“The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture will investigate new industry practices and provide alternate solutions for lobster culture in bio-secure and cost-effective onshore systems,” said ARC’s CEO, Professor Professor Sue Thomas.

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The new ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture will collaborate with University of the Sunshine Coast, the University of Auckland, NZ, the PFG GROUP Pty Ltd and Orna-Tas Pty Ltd.