Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture

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Sustainable Onshore Aquaculture

Sustainable Onshore Aquaculture Systems

This core transformational component of the project focuses on developing high-intensity, onshore recirculation aquaculture systems. Innovation in culture vessel design, in-tank structures, flow dynamics and control systems will be critical to lobster husbandry, animal health and water quality. New solutions to achieve physical and biological waste water remediation will focus on the use of ozone and algal treatment solutions.
Innovative Feed Solutions

Innovative Feed Solutions

A major opportunity exists to develop and commercialise innovative feeds for onshore lobster aquaculture and the existing sea-cage industry, which currently relies on fresh seafood with its associated sustainability and bio-security risks. This project will examine lobster feeding behaviour and the delivery of nutritional imperatives to develop specialised feeds that will support growth, health and production efficiencies, thus minimising a major industry risk.
Advanced Lobster Seedstock Transport

Advanced Lobster Seedstock Transport

The establishment of a lobster aquaculture industry is predicated on the ability to transport large numbers of certified disease-free seedstock to remote growout sites. Effective and biosecure seedstock transport will rely on having an understanding of seedstock physiology and health risks, and alignment with state-of-the-art transportation technologies, including the use of advanced molecular health surveillance tools, modified atmosphere and anesthesia.

Seedstock Quality

Novel Tools for Lobster Seedstock Quality

The project will aim to develop physiological and molecular tools for disease diagnostics, quality assessments and protecting breeding gains. Tools will contribute to the production of high quality certified disease-free lobster seedstock of uniform size and vitality. Determining optimal nutritional, physiological and environmental parameters for lobster seedstock will be critical to delivering successful transport and commercial lobster growout.
Industry Transformation and Sustainability

Industry Transformation and Sustainability

The project aims to investigate industry adoptability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability of onshore lobster aquaculture systems. Understanding these social, economic and ecological dimensions is critical for maximising the benefit of tools developed in this project, meeting sustainability and community expectations, as well as facilitating profitable industry transformation and technology transfer.
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The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program. 

For more information about the Research Hub please contact us at Lobster.Aquaculture@utas.edu.au or phone +61 3 6226 8268.
Australian Research CouncilInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesUniversity of TasmaniaOrnatasUniversity of Sunshine CoastPFG GroupUniversity of New Zealand
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