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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, vol. Tasman , pp. 121-126 .

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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

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Sumner, CE
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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