Aquaculture

Cygnet Bay: Pearl farm to hatch own shell

Cygnet Bay Pearls has a license to start its own pearl shell hatchery.

It has previously relied on wild shell harvested from the Eighty Mile Beach.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 Business and finance, Environment, Government Comments Off

One Arm Point: Trochus shell industry

One Arm Point Aboriginal community expects to send 15 tonnes of trochus shell to Italy this year.

The community also runs Australia’s only hatchery for the molusc, whose shells are used to make buttons for Milan fashion houses.

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Indonesian-grown culture pearls to be sold in Perth

A WA company that farms pearls in Indonesia is to sell its products in Perth.

Perth-based Atlas South Sea Pearls, which boasts “lower production costs”, will open a retail outlet at Claremont’s Bayview Terrace, which is one of Australia’s most expensive strip shopping precincts.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Business and finance 121 Comments

Lake Argyle: Barramundi farming absorbs carbon emissions

A university scientist says Barramundi farming at Lake Argyle could absorb 30% of WA’s man-made carbon emissions.

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Thursday, May 26th, 2011 Environment 111 Comments

Lake Argyle: Barramundi to stock the lake

Barramundi

Barramundi

The government allocated $7000,000 to stock Lake Argyle with barramundi in the state budget yesterday.

The fish are to be bred in Broome from Ord River stock.

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King Sound: Scientific barramundi farm

A Cone Bay barramundi farm says it is using scientific methods to raise barramundi that chefs prefer.

The researchers say the fish have to swim against the King Sound tides, keeping the flesh firm, unlike pond-reared barramundi that grow flabby around the middle.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2011 Business and finance, Derby 1 Comment
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