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Aerial view of the Abrolhos Islands region showing untouched environmental landscape
​The Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone at the Abrolhos Islands has been granted environmental approval and will open next month.
Thursday 3 August 2017

Mid-West aquaculture zone gets green light

Western Australia’s second large-scale aquaculture development zone has been given environmental approval, paving the way for a significant jobs boost.

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, which is expected to be formally declared open next month, will have set limits on tonnes of fish to be cultured and stocking densities.

We will be managing both the new zone and the Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone, which began production in 2014, providing governance and oversight to ensure the marine environment is protected.

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