Aquaculture expansion tipped for Queensland but industry still seeks detail on long-awaited regulatory reform
A long-awaited strategy to expand the aquaculture industry in Queensland may have been widely welcomed, but prawn and fish farmers say they\'re yet to see the detail.
Queensland\'s not managed to establish a single, new farm in the past decade, a period in which aquaculture\'s contribution to world total fish production almost doubled from 25 to 42.2 per cent.
Australian Prawn Farmers\' Association president Matt West said it was difficult to quantify the growth potential of aquaculture but the fact the industry continued to grow by 4 per cent a year without any new development was testament to its approach to innovation and efficiency.
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