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Australia: Aquaculture development sites mean jobs for Rockhampton

The Palaszczuk Government has declared two Rockhampton region sites as prime targets to play a part in Queensland’s booming aquaculture industry. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the announcement included more than 3700 hectares of land in the Rockhampton region.

“Including sites at Casuarina Creek and Raglan Creek puts the Rockhampton region at the forefront of Queensland’s aquaculture future,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“That means investment for our region, leading to more jobs for local people.

“This is the sort of vision that our region needs, one that will grow the jobs we need in the future.”

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner today announced six land-based marine Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs).

“The Queensland Government supports the future development and growth of an ecologically sustainable, diverse and innovative aquaculture industry,” Mr Furner said.

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