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Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly and Premier Mark McGowan at the Allbany hatchery

​Premier Mark McGowan (right), with Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly, turning the water on for the new Albany hatchery. Photo: Great Southern Development Commission.

Tuesday 19 December 2017

New Albany hatchery to expand WA aquaculture

​A new Albany seafood hatchery that will support the expansion of aquaculture and create 350 WA jobs has opened.

The hatchery will support the development of a South Coast aquaculture industry and is estimated to create almost 100 direct WA jobs and a further 250 indirect jobs over the next decade.

The successful commercial-scale farming of edible oysters, mussels, scallops and Akoya pearl oysters depends on a reliable supply of large quantities of juvenile seed stocks.

The WA aquaculture and wild-catch mollusc sectors are worth about $75 million − the new hatchery is estimated to increase the sector’s value by up to $12 million within five years.

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