Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture

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09/07/2021
Establishing sustainable onshore lobster aquaculture from hatchery to market

This new research hub in Tasmania is set to deliver transformational change to the lobster aquaculture industry, with its focus on developing commercial, sustainable and socially acceptable lobster production – from hatchery to market. Headquartered at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture was established […]

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20/01/2021
Moreton Bay Bugs on the aquaculture taste-test menu

Aquaculture researchers, foodies, and growers of Tropical Rock Lobster and Moreton Bay Bugs took part in a blind taste test in Hobart yesterday, to understand the differences between aquaculture-grown Moreton Bay Bugs and those caught in the wild.

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05/10/2020
Ornatas's Toomulla Beach Aquaculture Facility in the Spotlight

Last month, Ornatas were pleased to host a visit from several of Queensland’s state government departments at our Toomulla Beach Aquaculture Facility. On the 15th of September representatives from Queensland’s Department for Parks and Wildlife, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Rail […]

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24/04/2020
DA lodged for world’s first lobster hatchery

A development application was lodged today with Kingborough Council for construction of the world’s first rock lobster hatchery at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Taroona research laboratory site. The application was made by Ornatas Pty Ltd, a Tasmanian company that the University of Tasmania is partnering with to commercialise world-leading research that will for […]

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18/08/2019
Funding to support next phase in lobster aquaculture research

The University of Tasmania has welcomed new Australian Government funding which will support world-leading IMAS research into lobster aquaculture. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathon Duniam (pictured below, right) announced the research will receive funding of $5 million over the next five years through the Australian Research Council to will support the establishment of the […]

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27/03/2019
Visit by Tasmania's Governor

Her Excellency the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor Of Tasmania and Mr Warner toured the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems. The cutting edge research into the sustainable production of tropical rock lobsters will support the establishment of the world’s first commercial hatchery.

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14/11/2018
Tasmanian STEM Innovation of the Year award

Congratulations to the inspiring winners of this year’s Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards. The third annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) awards celebrate and recognise leaders and their achievements across these core fields of study and research. Not only is today a chance to recognise the contribution these leaders make to the community, it also […]

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20/09/2018
Lobster research wins national commercialisation awards

World-leading IMAS research paving the way for the development of a lobster aquaculture industry in Tasmania has attracted more accolades for the University of Tasmania. Based at IMAS Taroona, researchers at the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems developed a unique process that allows tropical rock lobsters to be bred on a […]

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16/07/2018
Research paves way for Moreton Bay Bug aquaculture in Tasmania

The IMAS researchers who developed a world-first method to breed rock lobsters commercially have now paved the way for a Moreton Bay Bug aquaculture industry in Tasmania. Based at IMAS’s Taroona laboratories, the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems began researching hatchery techniques for the Bay Lobster, Thenus oriental, better known as Moreton […]

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05/12/2017
Learning the secrets of lobster lives

The mystery of how to close the larval cycle of lobsters on a commercial scale has eluded science since the 1960s. But now there are some answers, thanks to researchers at the University of Tasmania. Associate Professor Greg Smith is Director of the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Systems at the […]

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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.
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