GOVT AIMS TO GROW SECTOR
THE State Government is progressing with a Queensland Competition Authority study looking at how it can make the state’s aquaculture industry more competitive.
The industry has been identified as a potential growth sector for Queensland.
Australian Prawn Farmers Association executive officer Helen Jenkins said her members were heartened and hopeful about the QCA study’s outcome.
“Ten years ago the Productivity Commission said aquaculture production was subject to an unnecessarily complex array of legislation and agencies and since then the problem have only gotten worse,” she said.
There have been no major aquaculture developments in Queensland for more than 10 years, at a time when the sector was showing significant growth in the rest of Australia.
A draft report will be released for public comment in May, with the final report set to be provided to government in September.
For more information on the Queensland Competition Authority study, go to www.qca.org.au or email email@example.com.