Indigenous aquaculture investment in remote northwest

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Farming of native freshwater prawns—known locally as cherabin—is to receive a boost through an Australian Government grant announced today through the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia.

The industry-led, three year project will help to tap the potential of aquaculture in Australia’s northwest and places Indigenous communities in Broome and Kununurra at the forefront of developing new technologies and business models to grow the industry sustainability.

The project is a collaboration between North Regional TAFE’s Broome Aquaculture Centre and the Ribinyung Dawang Aboriginal Corporation of traditional owners in Kununurra.

The CRC will invest $100,000 in the project to support research on aquaculture production techniques and build a nationally accredited training program to create an Indigenous workforce with transferable job skills.

Read Minister Canavan and Assistant Minister Seselja’s media release on this project.

Read about the CRC for Developing Northern Australia’s first grant to improve plate-to-market supply chains for northern mango farmers.

View the CRC for Developing Northern Australia’s website for more information on this Indigenous aquaculture project.