Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


David Berry


Aquaculture, Fish farming, Yabbies, Cherax, Cherax tenuimanus, Production possibilities, Western Australia

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Aquaculture id Australia's fastest growing primary industry. Product from fish farms is currently valued at $399 million, forecast to exceed $5oo million by 2000.

Whilst the figure pales into insignificance alongside world production (about $45 billion) it does represent a huge window of opportunity for prospective investors and for Australian primary producers who are keen to diversify.

David Berry reports on the prospects for yabbie and marron farming in Western Australia.