Huon Aquaculture Announced Plan to Build First Land-Based Fish Farming Facility in Australia
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Mercury] by Nick Clark - April 7, 2017
Huon Aquaculture is planning an Australian-first, $30 million facility at Whale Point near Port Huon that is being seen as a first step towards land-based fish farming.
The proposed salmon nursery would create 200 jobs during construction and a further 30 ongoing full-time positions across the business, including 10 at the hatchery.
The company will start a round of community consultation with an information session about the plans at the Kermandie Hotel on Monday.
The proposal comes at a controversial time for the industry...
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