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Aquaculture opportunities - a new look

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Sumner, CE (1986) Aquaculture opportunities - a new look. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasman. pp. 121-126. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Tasman Peninsula, with its extensive coastline, low population density and lack of industrial development, offers significant marine fanning opportunities. Sheltered stable waters provide, prima facie, ideal sites for both shallow-water and deep-water cultivation activities. Three species are fanned at present - the Pacific oyster Crassastrea gigas, mussel Mytilus edulis planulatus and rainbow trout Salmo gairderi. Four other species offer immediate prospects for cultivation - the flat oyster Ostrea angasi, scallops Pecten furmata, abalone Haliotis ruber and Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Other opportunities include seaweed cultivation and flatfish. Current and potential production and employment opportunities from aquaculture activities are projected. Basic details relating to farm size and land-based infrastructure requirements are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 121-126
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Edited by S.J. Smith. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14627
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