Seafarms upgrades facility
Seafarms Group says it has completed a $1.3 million upgrade of an aquaculture facility at Exmouth associated with its $1.5 billion prawn growing and export project across Australia’s north.
Seafarms will use the former barramundi farm as a quarantine and founder stock facility for its black tiger prawns as part of its Project Sea Dragon.
The facility will be used to introduce, hold, rear, test and screen wild broodstock animals for any economically important pathogens. Three people are employed at the new Exmouth facility.
From there, the juveniles will be transported to Project Sea Dragon’s proposed commercial growout production ponds at Legune Station in the Northern Territory. Seafarms estimates Project Sea Dragon will produce 120,000 tonnes of prawns a year for the Asian market.
The black tiger prawns Seafarms intends to grow and export as part of Project Sea Dragon.