Aquaculture

Cone Bay: New aquaculture zone

Fisheries minister Ken Baston says the government has declared a new aquaculture zone at Cone Bay.

Ken BastonHe said people wanting to start new fish farms in the 2,000 hectare zone will not need to see environmental approvals as they have already been granted.

You can read his statement here:

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Lake Argyle: 200,000 barramundi released

Breeders have released 200,000 more barramundi fingerlings at Lake Argyle.

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

They are bred in Broome from Ord River stock.

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Derby, Environment Comments Off

Cone Bay: Aquaculture zone gets the tick

The EPA has approved a proposal to establish an aquaculture zone at Cone Bay.

This means fin fish such as barramundi could be grown in cages off the coast.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment Comments Off

Lake Argyle: Shire approves barramundi farm

Wyndham-East Kimberley shire has approved a new barramundi farm, to be built at Lake Argyle.

Barramundi

Barramundi

It is conditional on all works being demolished and taken away if the business closes down.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Business and finance, Local Government Comments Off

King Sound: Fish farm zone planned

The state government says it is moving to create a 20 square-kilometre aquaculture zone in King Sound.

The government told the ABC it is obtaining environmental approvals for the project.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 Derby, Environment, Government Comments Off

Chinese company seeks massive land acquisition

A Chinese company trying to acquire 100,000ha of west Kimberley land for aquaculture.

Senator Bill Heffernan said he believed the company wanted to breed fish for the Chinese market.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 Business and finance, Environment, Government Comments Off

One Arm Point: Thieves break into aquaculture centre

Unknown offenders broke into Ardyaloon community aquaculture centre, killing and injuring fish.

Dampier Peninsula police say eight fish were killed and a further 20 injured.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 Police and courts Comments Off

Minister wants new aquaculture zone

Norman Moore

Norman Moore

Fisheries minister Norman Moore wants to see a “pre-approved” area for fish farming and other Kimberley aquaculture.

He announced new funding for planning approvals and strategic environmental assessments to be made.

You can read a media release here:

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Business and finance, Environment, Government Comments Off
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