Innovate to grow

Securing the future of aquaculture

Ornatas uses ground-breaking science to recreate the complex ocean environment. Come with us as we build a truly secure, sustainable, land based future for lobster aquaculture.

We are a small business with a big mission – Ornatas is a 100% Tasmanian owned company aiming to create a new Australian aquaculture industry by commercialising spiny lobster breeding technology developed by the University of Tasmania.

The University has built an international reputation as a centre of excellence for hatchery based spiny lobster production.  Ornatas is a partner of the University of Tasmania Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in commercialising the breeding technology and to further develop innovative and sustainable land based growing methods.

A purpose built pilot-scale lobster hatchery co-located with IMAS in Taroona will enable access to key expertise and existing infrastructure which is critical to proving commercial viability of the technology. 

Ornatas is keen to hear from people who are interested in our hatchery development during the planning phase in 2019. Please contact us.

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies – The research: Spiny lobster breeding technology

These innovations create opportunities for environmentally sustainable commercial aquaculture ventures & enhancement of wild lobster stocks.

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