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.