Aquaculture farmers understand that a healthy environment underpins the long-term sustainability of the industry. Producers work hard to exceed environmental standards, and are strong advocates for water quality in their local region.

NSW OYSTERS

Australian aquaculture has a reputation for producing high quality, sustainable and safe products and our environment is the envy of many around the world. Aquaculture farmers understand that a healthy environment underpins the long-term sustainability of the industry and operations strive to exceed environmental standards, and are strong advocates for water quality. As the fastest growing primary industry in Australia, aquaculture is a significant employer in many regional communities, and is worth over $1b a year at the point of sale.
OceanWatch fosters best practice within the aquaculture industry to assist the fastest growing primary industry in Australia.

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

With a focus on high-value species, major aquaculture sectors in Australia include abalone, barramundi, edible oysters, pearls, salmon, mussels, prawns, southern bluefin tuna, yellowtail kingfish and mulloway.
The National Aquaculture Council (NAC) is widely recognised at the peak industry body of the Australian aquaculture industry. It performs an important advocacy and representative role at the national level to the Australian Government. The major function of the NAC is working for and on behalf of the industry to influence Australian Government policies, regulations and programs to ensure they are favourable to the growth, prosperity and profitability of the industry.

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