Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture


Latest news from the Research Hub

Congratulations Dr Jaime Willis

Celebrations are in order for Dr Jaime Willis, as his PhD journey with the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture at IMAS has successfully come to a close! Jaime has already landed a permanent Postdoctoral position abroad and will be making an immediate move to Denmark. The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore […]

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Annual Planning Workshop

We’ve just returned from a productive week in Townsville with our commercial partner, Ornatas Pty Ltd, where we had our annual milestone planning workshop. The trip also included a fascinating tour of their onshore aquaculture facility to see the amazing research outcomes already taking place as well as the continuous improvements and refinements being implemented as […]

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Tara Kelly has won the 2023 UTAS 3MT Competition!

We are delighted to let you know that our very talented Hub PhD Student Tara Kelly has won the 2023 UTAS 3MT Competition!Not only were the judges impressed with her 3MT entry, but the broader HDR community have also voted and awarded her the People’s Choice Prize this year! How amazing is that!Tara's winning entry […]

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Congratulations Dr Andrea Williamson!

A HUGE congratulations to the newest Doctor in the ARC Research Hub! Andrea Williamson (nee Wirtz) commenced her PhD scholarship at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) with the ARC Research Hub for Rock Lobsters November 2018. Her PhD project, titled “Aquafeed development of juvenile slipper lobster (<i>Thenus australiensis</i) focused on identifying potential protein […]

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National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

We are very proud to announce that Adele Moyes, Senior Technical Officer (Systems) – ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture, at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has been successful in securing a place in the highly respected National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) 2023. The NSILP commenced in Hobart, Tasmania […]

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Do you know the differences between rock lobster species?

You may be surprised to know that our Tasmania-based Research Hub works with tropical lobster species and not temperate (colder water/Southern) species. Here, we sit down with Senior Technical Officers, Molly Stokes and Larnie Linton to learn some fascinating facts about three different lobster species and why tropicals are best suited for onshore aquaculture. Tasmania […]

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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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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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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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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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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 or phone +61 3 6226 8268.
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