Prawns on fast track
THE Northern Territory and Federal Governments are fast- tracking what could be one of the world’s largest prawn farms by granting it major project status. If it is approved, the $ 1.45 billion Project Sea Dragon would expand Australia’s prawn production by 20 times to 100,000 tonnes per year. It will be located on Lejeune Station near the NT and Western Australia border, with prawn processing done in Kununurra. The farm, to be operated by Seafarms Group, is expected to employ 1600 people.