Monday, March 7, 2011

Farmed fish hit the shelves as a pilot project takes off

With increasing pressure on wild fish stocks and ever tightening catch restrictions, a more sustainable option for sourcing fresh fish is a necessity. This alternative is being developed in a project in the Mid West. A fish farm has been established off the coast of Geraldton and its first batch of fish has been harvested and sent to market.

The Marine Fish Farmers Association's Erica Starling instigated the project and she says the results are a positive sign for the local aquaculture trade. "The first batch of Yellowtail Kingfish has hit the domestic markets and the plan is to continue to do trial harvests to assess the flesh quality and the market acceptance of the product," she said. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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