World-leading aquaculture breakthrough to transform lobster production—8 October 2016

In a world-leading breakthrough for aquaculture, the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems, based at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart, have developed a unique aquaculture system that makes it possible to establish a new commercial industry for sustainable rock lobster production.

Despite the high value of rock lobsters, until now the long and complex life-cycle had made it impossible to produce lobsters in a commercially scalable hatchery process.

Australian companies are being offered the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Tasmania to scale-up and commercialise its innovative rock lobster aquaculture systems and related technologies.


Pictured: IMAS Researcher Dr Quinn Fitzgibbon displays a lobster for the media.
Image courtesy: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

Original Published Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016