Prawns on fast track

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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