The inaugural Aquaculture Western Australia State Forum signals a new tide of growth for marine and land-based aquaculture with the potential to drive economic growth in regional WA.

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The 2016 Aquaculture Western Australia State Forum was the first of its kind for Western Australia. It provided a unique opportunity for industry, policy makers, regulators and funders to share information, understand risks and barriers to success, and develop a collaborative action agenda for future industry development.

To read the Western Australia State Forum, Proceedings and Outcomes report, please click here

The forum attracted aquaculture experts from around Australia to present at the inaugural event. The forum presentations are available to download below.

Forum overview and context of aquaculture in WA, Russell Barnett
Commercial reality, Shane McLinden
Paper plans vs reality, Erica Starling
Overnight success? Craig Kestral
Mussel farming in Cockburn Sound, Glen Dibbin
Huon's production story, David Whyte
Opportunities for prawn aquaculture in Western Australia, Dan Fels
The importance and impact of strong industry, Pheroze Jungalwalla
WA Government plans for aquaculture development, Darren Foster
The South Australian story, Heidi Alleway
What's happening nationally in industry development? Patrick Hone
Aquaculture and regional development, Ralph Addis
What makes effective industry development? Russell Barnett

Each of the eight participating regions boast unique attributes conducive to developing a sustainable aquaculture industry. For more information on each region click on the links below:

Pilbara
Mid West
Kimberley
Gascoyne
South West
Great Southern
Goldfields-Esperence
Wheatbelt

Click here to download the forum information brochure and program agenda.

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