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Jul 28, 2021
Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Two new Hinchinbrook Shire sites have been earmarked as principal areas for the development of aquaculture ventures. Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Minister Mark Furner said identifying the new Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs) cleared the way for the industry to grow. “My vision is to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world,” Mr Furner… ...

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May 14, 2021
Prawn farmer consolidates Proserpine footprint

Prawn farmer consolidates Proserpine footprint

Tassal Group has acquired an 800ha property neighbouring its Proserpine prawn farm and Billy Creek property. The aquaculture company said the Mid Farm acquisition allowed it to successfully integrate its farm holdings to underpin future prawn production and this area would be known as the Proserpine farming precinct. “Securing Mid Farm, which is located between… ...

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Oct 28, 2020
Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Land deal paves way for major prawn farm expansion

Seafood company Tassal Group is buying a 1300ha property neighbouring its Proserpine prawn farm with an eye to further expansion. The $7 million deal to buy Billy Creek is expected to pave the way for an enlarged prawn farming precinct in the area. Tassal has already received regulatory approval for 450ha of prawn ponds at… ...

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Oct 16, 2020
Cash splash for tropical aquaculture plans

Cash splash for tropical aquaculture plans

James Cook University has welcomed the State Opposition’s election commitment of $67 million for its proposed Tropical Aquaculture Accelerator. It says the initiative is expected to support $2.6 billion in gross regional product and create more than 11,000 jobs by 2035. The Accelerator, to be based at JCU’s Douglas campus, will combine the university’s expertise… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Prawn projects to generate CQ jobs feast

Prawn projects to generate CQ jobs feast

The Mackay-Whitsunday region is building its standing as a major Australian aquaculture hub with $257 million of investment by Tassal Group set to create up to 1000 jobs. An $85 million expansion program is underway at Tassal’s Gregory River Prawn Farm north of Proserpine. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today that approvals for Stage 4 were… ...

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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for… ...

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May 29, 2020
Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Expansion plans at a North Queensland barramundi farm are among 14 Queensland projects to attract Rural Economic Development (RED) grants of up to $250,000 for business growth. Mainstream Aquaculture at Mourilyan Harbour is expanding to produce 3000 tonne of 4kg barramundi fish a year and develop a hub for production and processing. Agricultural Industry Development… ...

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Oct 31, 2019
Ag and jobs boosted in airport investment

Ag and jobs boosted in airport investment

Cairns has been selected as one of two regional sites for a multimillion-dollar investment to boost jobs in Far North Queensland and enhance the region’s reputation as an agricultural export hot spot.  Air Freight Handling Services (AFHS) had been selected to establish a Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) in Cairns, with Toowoomba selected as the… ...

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Aug 20, 2019
Major expansion planned for Proserpine prawn farms

Major expansion planned for Proserpine prawn farms

Tassal Group has acquired Exmoor Station in Central Queensland for about $25 million as it boosts aquaculture activities in the region. The company also announced today that it plans to invest $85 million in expanding operations at Proserpine and on implementing Smart Farm initiatives at Mission Beach, Yamba and Proserpine farms. It has launched a… ...

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