Aquaculture - a sustainable source of protein.
Australia, especially Queensland, is well placed to take advantage of freshwater finfish aquaculture.
The Aquaculture Association of Queensland Inc, (AAQ) is the representative body for producers of freshwater finfish and crayfish. Its members include hatcheries providing fingerlings and larvae, growers of table fish and ornamental fish. Members operate under food safety, environmental, and hatchery codes of practice.
Species produced and grown by its members include, Barramundi, Bass (Australian), Golden perch, Jade perch, Silver perch, Mullet, Murray cod, Sleepy cod, Eels, Australian native and exotic aquarium fish and Redclaw crayfish.
Ornamental producers provide exotic aquarium fish and an extensive list of exclusive Australian native fish, which are ideal aquarium fish, such as Saratoga and Australian rainbows.
Table fish grown by AQQ’s members include exciting new species to the world market, such as, Golden perch, Sleepy cod and Murray cod. Silver perch and Jade perch produced by members already have a firm market footing in Asia.
Hatcheries supply larvae and fingerlings to markets worldwide. Fingerlings for stocking public and private fisheries, as well as quality fingerlings and larvae for grow-out.
Individual members’ contact details are listed on the web site along with the species and products they supply. There is also a ’Market Page’ listing products available for immediate delivery.