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Mariculture in Australia

Mariculture around Australia

All Australian states and the Northern Territory are rapidy developing aquaculture with many species being farmed including fish, crustaceans and molluscs from the tropical north to the temperate south. Many species are grown in several states so, in this unit, the farming oof each species is only described in detail for one state.

By State

New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

By Species

Abalone South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Barramundi Main producer is Queensland, also grown in the Northern Territory and all other states except Tasmania.
Mud Crabs Northern Territory and Queensland
Crabs, Blue swimmer South Australia (video)
Mussels Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria
Oysters, Pacific New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia
Oysters, Pearl Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland
Oysters, Rock Queensland
Oysters, Sydney Rock New South Wales
Prawns, Black Tiger Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory (farms are being developed in Western Australia)
Prawns, Kuruma Queensland
Prawns, Western King South Australia (video1 video2)
Salmon, Atlantic Tasmania, small quantities in South Australia and Victoria
Scallops Queensland
Sea Cucumbers Northern Territory
Snapper South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales
Seahorses Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia
Southern Bluefin Tuna South Australia
Trout, Ocean Tasmania
Yellowtail kingfish South Australia



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