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Premier and a research scientist examine an abalone in the new fish health laboratory

​Premier Mark McGowan watches on as Principal Research Scientist, Dr Cecile Dang, examines an abalone.

Saturday 29 July 2017

New state-of-the-art fish health labs to support aquaculture growth

A new fish health facility within the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at Watermans Bay is being established with a $1 million funding boost from the State Government.

The quarantine-approved facility will support WA’s fast-growing aquaculture industry by increasing capacity for research, investigation and response to issues that may affect biosecurity and aquatic animal health in fish farm operations.

Six new state-of-the-art laboratories will be available to meet the growing demands in aquatic animal health, and researchers will also have access to existing wet laboratories at the facility where fish and shellfish can be studied.

The fish health laboratory team will develop applied research projects, in line with industry needs and in collaboration with the Aquaculture Council of Western Australia.

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