(SOURCE, Hatchery Feed & Management Vol 8 Issue 2 2020) ‘Ornatas Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned Tasmanian company, was established in 2018 expressly to create the world’s first tropical rock lobster [...]
A lobster aquaculture
centre of excellence
We are proposing to build a pilot-scale tropical rock lobster hatchery in Taroona, Tasmania.
Development is planned over the next three years. When the Tasmanian hatchery is operational, the juvenile lobsters (less than 0.2 grams each in weight) will be transported to our onshore grow-out facility in Townsville, Queensland.
The site for the proposed hatchery is located at 31 Nubeena Crescent, Taroona. We chose this site, co-located with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, to allow access to key expertise and existing infrastructure critical to proving commercial viability of the spiny lobster breeding technology.
The development application for our Taroona hatchery has now been lodged with the Kingborough City Council, the full application will be available on their website when it is processed. Further information about the development application process can be found here: https://www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/development/.
We have prepared a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document to ensure that local Tasmanians and community members are informed about what is being proposed. Please download it here.
When the development application is processed, the full application will be available on the Kingborough Council website and a link will be provided on this page.
Frequently asked questions and information about the proposed pilot-scale tropical rock lobster hatchery development in Taroona, Tasmania.