What is the aquaculture industry?

The aquaculture industry is rapidly growing in Australia and is predicted to be an essential component of meeting future global food demand. Aquaculture is the farming of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, algae, aquatic plants and other organisms. The rapid expansion of aquaculture means that regulations, codes of practice and environmental standards are constantly changing. At MScience, our aquaculture experts follow the industry closely and are active participants in conferences, forums and industry representative meetings.

MScience aquaculture industry experience

MScience has an established team with a combined experience of more than 20 years working in aquaculture to design, permit and monitor new facilities or enhance the performance of existing aquaculture operations.

Through our membership of the Aquaculture Council of Western Australia (ACWA), we ensure we are well informed and can deliver the best possible environmental advice to new and existing operators. We partner with SEAPA in South Australia to deliver operators access to superior quality farming equipment and advice on design solutions for specific environments. We provide cost-effective help with regulatory issues while SEAPA enhances your production systems.

What aquaculture services can MScience provide?

We work across aquaculture sectors from finfish, to molluscs (oysters, mussels, abalone), to algae and understand the unique environmental and operational requirements for each. Our staff offer expert services tailored to suit each unique project, including:

  • Providing assistance with your Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (ASQAP) requirements;
  • Facilitating licence and lease applications;
  • Developing and implementing aquaculture management and environment monitoring plans (MEMPs);
  • Conducting field studies; and
  • Providing general advice.

Visit our aquaculture services page for a detailed list of services and capabilities.