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Aquaculture Development Plan for Western Australia

The State Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is committed to supporting WA’s aquaculture industry growth, now and in the future.

Government’s commitment to develop a State Aquaculture Strategy is being fulfilled through the development of an Aquaculture Development Plan (Aquaculture Plan).

The Aquaculture Plan focuses on the foundations for growth and addresses the key issues which have commonly been considered as barriers to the development of aquaculture in WA. With added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, building strong foundations and continuing to move forward to address key issues is more important than ever. Aquaculture will play an increasingly vital role in diversifying our economy and creating new jobs in regional areas.

The purpose of the Aquaculture Plan is to provide realistic and achievable targets in the short, medium and long terms, in a cohesive, logical order that will be the foundation for growth over the next ten years.

DPIRD, in liaison with relevant stakeholders and partners, will continue to deliver core functions and activities and provide for new initiatives through the implementation of the Aquaculture Plan, to achieve the following targets:

  1. economic growth
  2. resilience through diversification.
  3. job security and quality. 

Consultation 

The development of the Aquaculture Plan has been informed by the 2017 Aquaculture Industry Engagement Consortium, which was convened by the Premier. This forum enabled industry stakeholders to provide important feedback on the Government’s key commitments to support future decision-making.

The draft Aquaculture Plan was released to the Regional Development Commissions, Aquaculture Council of WA (ACWA) and relevant state government agencies for comment.

Feedback

The Minister for Fisheries has released this current version of the Aquaculture Plan calling for comment. The final Aquaculture Plan will be published shortly.

More information

For more information on the Aquaculture Plan, please contact hayley.perhavec@dpird.wa.gov.au

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