Project number: 2017-149
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $137,674.39
Principal Investigator: Chris G. Carter
Organisation: University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Project start/end date: 30 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2018
Contact:
FRDC

Need

The Tasmanian salmon industry is seeking to grow production safely and sustainably over the next two decades, further increasing the tangible benefits to the Tasmanian community. Our aim is to deliver this by being the most environmentally sustainable salmon industry in the world – creating an industry that all Tasmanians can be proud of.
Both industry and the Government recognise that to achieve this bold vision for a world class salmon industry in Tasmania, we require a clear focus on development of both sea and land-based farming operations, utilisation of the best available technologies, and collaboration with researchers and aquaculture innovators. This includes consideration of farming systems that promote sustainable growth and innovative developments, such as off-shore (high energy) technology.
FRDC are also keen to see their investment tested to ensure that the science is indeed relevant and achieving its desired outcome. If there are opportunities to learn information from overseas then the FRDC is keen to investigate this.

Objectives

1. To conduct a Conference in December 2017 with invited international speakers along three themes (Future farming, environment, biosecurity)
2. To use outputs from the Conference to run a larger international Symposium to help guide future R&D needs for the future of Salmon farming in Tasmania

Article

Authors: CHRIS G. CARTER CATRIONA MACLEOD JEFF ROSS CALEB GARDNER MAREE FUDGE JANA BANNISTER
Article • 2019-03-01 • 5.45 MB
2017-149 Planning for a Blue Future Report.pdf

Summary

The Tasmanian salmon industry is seeking to grow production safely and sustainably in the next two decades, further increasing the tangible benefits to the Tasmanian community. Our aim, through the Tasmanian Global Salmon Symposium partnership, is to deliver this by being the most environmentally sustainable salmon industry in the world – creating an industry of which all Tasmanians can be proud.
The Tasmanian Global Salmon Symposium initiative began in 2017 following discussion between Professor Brigid Heywood, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Tasmania, and Frances Bender, Executive Director of Huon Aquaculture Group Ltd. The Tasmanian Global Salmon Symposium partnership brought together the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association and the three Tasmanian salmon farming companies, Huon Aquaculture Group Ltd., Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd and Tassal Group Ltd; the State Government, through the Environment Protection Authority, Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment and Biosecurity Tasmania; and the University of Tasmania. The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation worked with the initial partners and later joined as a formal Symposium partner. Contributions were provided by the three Tasmanian salmon farming companies (Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna Aquaculture) and the Australian Government through the FRDC; the State Government; the Environmental Protection Authority; and the University of Tasmania. 
Three themes emerged from partner discussions: Future Farming, Biosecurity and Environment. 
Planning for a Blue Future brings together the information gathered and the thinking developed on the three themes during the Planning for a Blue Future Global Salmon Conference held in Hobart, Tasmania, in December 2017. It provides discussion from the three conference themes and identifies important aspects for the future of research and the salmon industry. An important feature of this Planning for a Blue Future report are impact statements from key partners, which capture some of the major outcomes from this event.
PROFESSOR BRIGID HEYWOOD 
Chair Steering Committee
PROFESSOR CHRIS CARTER
Chair Science Committee

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