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Aerial photo of proposed Mid West aquaculture development at the Abrolhos

​Aerial photo of an Abrolhos island near to the site of the proposed Mid West aquaculture development.

Monday 3 April 2017

Go-ahead recommended for Mid West aquaculture zone

Western Australia’s second large-scale aquaculture development zone has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The 3,000 hectare Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone, to be located at the Abrolhos Islands, will use floating sea cages to grow marine finfish that naturally occur within the region. The zone will have set limits on tonnes of fish to be cultured and stocking densities.

Our proposal, on behalf of the Minister for Fisheries, follows the launch of the Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone, which began production in 2014.

The EPA’s report to the Minister for Environment is now open for a two-week public appeal period, closing April 18 2017. Appeals are administered independently by, and can be made to, the Appeals Convenor.

The Minister for Environment will make the final decision.

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