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Aquaculture Development Plan for Western Australia

The State Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is committed to supporting the growth of Western Australia’s aquaculture industry, now and in the future. 

Aquaculture will play an increasingly vital role in diversifying our economy and creating new jobs in regional areas.

Government’s commitment to develop a State Aquaculture Strategy is being fulfilled through the Aquaculture Development Plan (Aquaculture Plan), released by the Hon Minister Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Fisheries in November 2020.

The Aquaculture Plan, developed in consultation with industry and key stakeholders, focuses on the foundations for growth and addresses the key issues which have commonly been considered as barriers to the development of aquaculture in WA. With added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, building strong foundations and continuing to move forward to address key issues is more important than ever.

The purpose of the Aquaculture Plan is to provide realistic and achievable targets in the short, medium and long terms, in a cohesive, logical order that will be the foundation for growth over the next ten years.

DPIRD, in liaison with relevant stakeholders and partners, will continue to deliver core functions and activities and provide for new initiatives through the implementation of the Aquaculture Plan, to achieve the following targets: 

  1. economic growth
  2. resilience through diversification.
  3. job security and quality.


For more information or to discuss the Aquaculture Plan, please contact

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