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Growing organic prawns - in inland saline waters

Slattery, S.L. and Palmer, P.J. (2008) Growing organic prawns - in inland saline waters. Project Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Barton, A.C.T..

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Abstract

This report details the results of research into organic production of prawns in Australia. This has involved activities and experiments over two years at several sites and using a multidisciplinary approach. This includes farm trials at an inland demonstration prawn farm which solely utilises saline bore water, sample collection from two commercial prawn farms in coastal regions of south-eastern Queensland, replicated feed trials at one of DPI&F’s aquaculture research stations, specified feed manufacture at the laboratories of University of Queensland, and packaging and product storage trials and food analyses at two of DPI&F’s food technology laboratories. This work was designed to investigate and assist in the possible adoption of organic procedures by the Australian prawn farming industry.

The import from Asia of cheaply produced prawns has forced all Australian prawn farmers to review their marketing procedures. Additionally investors are becoming increasingly concerned at the prospects for the expansion of this industry in Australia. Since the competition of seafood products in the marketplace is increasing on a global basis, alternate products are being investigated by those wishing to maintain and/or grow their market share. The premium paid for organic food products would hopefully provide an economic incentive for farmers to convert to organic production systems, with an added advantage that the standards that apply have beneficial implications also for the social and environmental practices of industry.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Funders:Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Australian Government, Queensland Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Projects:RIRDC Project no. DAQ-336A
Business groups:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Additional Information:© Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Keywords:Shrimp fisheries; prawns; organic farming; management; aquaculture; saline waters; Australia. ; Final report
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > By region or country
Science > Statistics > Statistical data analysis
Deposited On:27 Mar 2012 04:53
Last Modified:22 Feb 2016 02:57

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