This project will undertake the critical science and research required for the next step of our Tropical Rock Lobster production – the grow-out of hatchery-produced juvenile lobsters in sea raft enclosures.
A 4.5 million dollar project has commenced to expand and support our trials into Tropical Rock Lobster sea raft grow out systems in Western Australia.
The project is funded by the CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), as part of the Australian Government’s CRC Program, with additional support from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).
Pioneering Tropical Rock Lobster Sea Raft Culture for Northern Australia Research trials in northern Western Australia will investigate the development and evaluation of further production technology to meet market demands. Onshore grow out system trials also continue at our Toomulla Beach aquaculture facility.
We are working with the best in the industry to focus on six research areas: environment; raft design; translocation, lobster health and biosecurity; feeding strategies; lobster growth performance; and, premium diverse market acceptability. Our project partners are the best and brightest in Australia’s seafood industry and aquaculture research, bringing expertise across the production-to-market pipeline.