Australians will be enjoying more Aussie-grown prawns this Christmas thanks to a new prawn health check developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. The new test uses CSIRO’s ‘Shrimp MultiPath’ technology, commercialised by Brisbane start-up company Genics, which spun-out of CSIRO to tackle the global challenge of food security and quality. It comes as the … Continue reading Prawn health check developed by CSIRO
A $100 million aquaculture project that will generate 2700 tonnes of North Queensland black tiger prawns annually is a step closer to service after being granted prescribed project status by the Queensland Government. The Guthalungra aquaculture project – located 40 kilometres north of Bowen and adjacent to Elliot River – will be the second North … Continue reading Aquaculture project to put more prawns on plates
The Ridley Corporation has appointed Investec to explore options to accelerate the growth of Novacq, an ingredient which they have reported to have shown significant uplift in prawn biomass when added to prawn feed at an inclusion rate of five per cent. The increase in biomass is derived from a combo of higher survival rates, … Continue reading Ridley to explore options to grow Novacq
Australia is planning temporary trade conditions for uncooked prawns as the end of an enforced six-month suspension is anticipated. The department of agriculture and water resources is pencilling interim import conditions to allow the “safe resumption of trade in uncooked prawn and prawn meat”. The ban was declared on January 6 by the director of … Continue reading Australia sets new trade conditions following prawn ban
The Federal Government has approved a prawn aquaculture facility in the Northern Territory that will have significant benefits for the local and regional economies.
According to the West Australian newspaper, seafood company Kailis Bros has been hit with a $10,800 fine after the Australian Competition and Consumer (ACCC) found shoppers could be mislead by the labeling on its “Just Caught Prawn Meat” product.
Sydney Fish Market has launched the Australian Seafood Quality Index app, which provides seafood buyers and restaurateurs with a useful guide to seafood shelf-life at their fingertips.
According to Anastasia Alieva, Head of Fresh Food Research at Euromonitor International, Fresh fish and seafood has seen growth over 2009-2014 across all global regions.