Carter, CG, Sustainable aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia: industry initiatives and research priorities, The 2nd International Symposium on Offshore Aquaculture, 11 December 2018, Shanghai (2018) [Keynote Presentation]
Tasmania is a climate change hot-spot so that changes to the marine environment often occur here before they do in other regions of the world. Historically, high water temperatures were advantageous in promoting high growth of farmed salmon. As higher temperatures are experienced more often the industry is having to develop responses to the impacts of climate change. Strategies are underpinned by research and include selective breeding for robustness, evolving management practices and using new technology. The location of salmon farms is also changing and moving away from some coastal zones. Land-based recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) are being built to increase the size of salmon before they are moved into seawater. Recently, industry has started to explore moving to offshore sites in order to expand beyond the limited coastal sites for aquaculture. The seas around Tasmania are relatively high energy and pose considerable technological challenges as well as unknown questions about production biology.
The aim of the presentation is to overview seafood production in Tasmania with a focus on current industry initiatives and setting research priorities.
|Item Type:||Keynote Presentation|
|Keywords:||aquaculture, salmon, offshore, review|
|Research Division:||Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences|
|Research Group:||Fisheries sciences|
|Objective Division:||Animal Production and Animal Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Fisheries - aquaculture|
|Objective Field:||Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)|
|UTAS Author:||Carter, CG (Professor Chris Carter)|
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