Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture

Meet our Partners

The project is headquartered at the University of Tasmania, which has a broad range of specialist facilities and the multidisciplinary research expertise required to drive the research program. The project research team is well-resourced, with aquaculture research focused at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Taroona. Complementary health and molecular research will be conducted at IMAS’s Launceston laboratories, with researchers focused on environmental impact and sustainability at IMAS Hobart. It will also leverage expertise in social acceptability through the University's College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) in Launceston, industry adoptability, economics and marketing at the University's Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and engineering and design at the School of Engineering, both in Sandy Bay. The IMAS Taroona site has newly commissioned water intake infrastructure and water treatment facilities, large temperature-controlled quarantine rooms, feed manufacture facilities, well-equipped science laboratories, specialised analytical equipment and highly trained technical staff.
Prof Greg Smith
A/Prof Quinn Fitzgibbon
Prof Chris Carter
Prof Catriona Hurd
Prof Melanie Bryant
A/Prof Julia Blanchard
A/Prof Vaughan Higgins
A/Prof Andrew Bridle
A/Prof Alan Henderson
Dr Andrew Trotter
Dr Basseer Codabaccus
Dr Dean Giosio
Dr Gauri Laud
Dr Lin Yang
Dr Rajesh Rajaguru
Nigel Coombes
Craig Thomas
Bryan Choa
Ross Goldsmid
Kate Neil
Marnie Redhead
Mathew Allen
Chantelle Blackwell
Larnie Linton
Karen Chakaingesu
Simon Neil
Tara Kelly
Andrea Wirtz
Michael Landman
Charles Sutherland
Taylor Rost
University of the Sunshine Coast has a state-of-the-art GeneCology centre that provides genetic capabilities and strong international links to ensure the delivery of molecular outcomes.
The University of Auckland has a dedicated marine invertebrate physiology research laboratory, with advanced capacity to examine physiological, metabolic and biochemical functioning.
During the project Ornatas will establish the world’s first commercial lobster hatchery and research facility, providing training opportunities for Ornatas staff and researchers, additional research capacity, and instant technology transfer.
PFG Group have polymer production facilities inTasmania facilitating timely prototype manufacture and testing processes.
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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.
Australian Research CouncilInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesUniversity of TasmaniaOrnatasUniversity of Sunshine CoastPFG GroupUniversity of New Zealand
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