Research & Development


Aquaculture is a new and exciting industry with so much potential. We understand that a key to achieving that potential is investment in research and development.

We have established partnerships with various organisations including CSIRO, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, James Cook University, MBD Energy and AQ1 Systems. We have invested in projects in a wide range of areas including environmental performance, energy optimisation, breeding programs and various production improvements.

We are also members of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association and contribute to an industry R&D fund managed by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. An industry R&D committee is elected each year and guides the funding to a number of core areas in accordance with the APFA Research and Development Strategic Plan (2015-2019). More information is available on the APFA website