How we Farm Salmon

The Blue Economy CRC will host a participant-only webinar on Wednesday 20th December from 3pm – 5pm AEDT on ‘How we Farm our Salmon’.

Facilitated by Prof Chris Carter from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, three industry researchers will present what they believe are the key areas for research focus within salmon farming within the Blue Economy CRC.

We believe that for researchers to develop solutions to offshore farming issues, they need to have a general understanding of the industry. It may be easy to solve a single issue, but this becomes more difficult when all other operational aspects are considered.

This webinar is intended to provide a basic understanding of the general requirements of finfish farming in Tasmania and New Zealand, so that researchers are able to take a more holistic approach to project development and problem-solving. The industry in Tasmanian and New Zealand has made great strides in research and development over the past 35 years, and many approaches have been tried and discarded, what is needed to support the development of finfish farming in truly high energy environments is a bringing together of ideas, technology and experience from different and complementary fields, and an understanding that all parties have something to bring to the table when developing Blue Economy CRC projects.

Presenters include:

  • Brad Evans, Senior Manager of Breeding and Research, Tassal
  • Matthew Whittle, Environmental Compliance and Development Manager, Huon Aquaculture
  • Mark Preece, Business Development Manager, New Zealand King Salmon

Registrations are now open.

Visit the webinar event page for more information, speaker bios and to register.

The webinar will be made available via Connect to participants who cannot attend.