Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture

Ornatas's Toomulla Beach Aquaculture Facility in the Spotlight

Published: 05/10/2020

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 and Townsville City Council, met with our team, Board of Directors and partners SMEC Engineering, Wild Environment and Milford planning.

The visit was hosted to provide the government departments with an opportunity to see the site, discuss our operations and upcoming projects our Toomulla beach site. The group spent the day touring the hatchery and viewing the facility’s infrastructure and were also introduced to one of our hatchery’s Tropical Rock Lobsters.

Ornatas Hatchery Manager Anna Overweter introducing the group to one of our Tropical Rock Lobsters

The following day, the Ornatas team were also pleased to host Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor of the City of Townsville, who was shown around the facility and Morton Bug hatchery by Hatchery Manager Anna Overweter. We would like to thank Cr Hill and the Townsville Council for their ongoing support. The visits provided an exciting opportunity for us to share our recent construction of the world-first Rock Lobster Hatchery Facility, as well as meet our rapidly expanding team, painting an exciting future for the Toomulla Beach aquaculture facility.

Townsville site manager Simon Davis talking about the construction and development of the Ornatas Aquaculture Facility.

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