Research hub opens for onshore lobster aquaculture

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

Research hub opens for onshore lobster aquaculture

A new Australian research hub hopes to establish a sustainable onshore lobster aquaculture industry focused on commercial, sustainable and socially responsible lobster production from hatchery to market.

Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer Professor Sue Thomas has welcomed the launch of the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture, which officially opened at the University of Tasmania. The hub is receiving $5 million in funding from the ARC over five years to position Australia as a world leader in sustainable onshore systems for lobster aquaculture, the government council said.

“ARC Research Hubs play an important role in creating a place where researchers can engage in cutting-edge research that aims to transform Australia’s economic, commercial and social development for the benefit of all Australians,” Professor Thomas said.

“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.”

The hub will collaborate with University of the Sunshine Coast, the University of Auckland, NZ, the PFG GROUP and Orna-Tas.

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