Seafood & Marine Products2021-08-26T09:38:34+10:00

Seafood & Marine Products

Developing offshore aquaculture systems that provide viable and sustainable growth opportunities

Developing offshore aquaculture systems that provide viable and sustainable growth opportunities

Developing offshore aquaculture systems that provide viable and sustainable growth opportunities.

The Seafood and Marine Products Program will support existing industries move offshore and develop, test and evaluate innovative product, production and processing systems for a range of seafood species.

Commercialisation opportunities include novel aquaculture system designs for emerging species in collaboration with offshore engineering program, and new seafood products, as well as the development of supply chain aquaculture activities (e.g. platform-based hatcheries and processing). Identification and development of premium export products and new export markets will ensure the expectations of consumers are met.

CURRENT & PAST PROJECTS

PROJECT COMPLETED

Kelp Aquaculture Scoping Study

PROJECT COMPLETED

Key Challenges for Offshore/High Energy Salmon Aquaculture Production

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

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SHORT TERM
  • Seaweeds, salmon, oysters & by-products: Products, policy and social licence
  • Maintain and enhance production
  • Species selection & production assessment
MEDIUM – LONG TERM
  • Monitor, manage & mitigate risk
  • Integration & closed system aquaculture
  • Tropical aquaculture production

Delivering offshore production systems for energy and aquaculture in a sustainable blue economy, through technological innovation

INTENDED OUTCOMES

  • Salmon aquaculture in offshore / high energy sites that is sustainable and allows industry a choice about where to farm salmon and a pathway for industry expansion and diversification.
  • Sustainable and integrated seafood and marine products that come from multiple species and maximise the efficient capture, use and recycling of energy and key nutrients.

Milestone Output 1

Advanced understanding of- and industry-ready knowledge to improve- fish biological performance in offshore environments. This will include operational guidelines and protocols, tools (models) to compare production, policy recommendations, and environment and food safety across multiple species and tailored to offshore sites. This knowledge will be translated in the form of an online tool that lists suitable species and the likely production benefits from the adoption of advanced production approaches.

Milestone Output 2

A framework for integrating production and engineering technologies that advances overall productivity of seafood marine products. This will be in the form of a matrix that trades off the complexity of physical platforms and maximises the recovery of nutrients and nutritional material. It will also include the development of operational guidelines and protocols, policy recommendations, and a suite of information material.

Milestone Output 3

Platform to underpin the value and promotion of seafood from new aquaculture systems. This will be based on providing evidence to support operational arrangements. New species will achieve high value in the marketplace, based on attributes such as sustainability, animal welfare improvements, and nutritional value. Consumer confidence will be enhanced through certification schemes.

PROGRAM STAFF

Professor Chris Carter

Program Leader
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

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Professor Lindsey White

Deputy Program Leader
Auckland University of Technology

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Professor Irene Penesis

Research Director
Australian Maritime College,
University of Tasmania

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