9 July 2021 

ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture opens 

A new Research Hub based at the University of Tasmania will establish the world’s first sustainable onshore lobster aquaculture industry focused on commercial, sustainable and socially responsible lobster production from hatchery to market. 

Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, has welcomed the launch of the ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture officially opened today at the University of Tasmania. The Research Hub is receiving $5 million in funding from the ARC over 5 years to position Australia as a world leader in sustainable onshore systems for lobster aquaculture. 

Professor Thomas said the Research Hub, funded under the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme, engages Australia's best researchers to collaborate with industry on finding solutions to the challenges facing our industrial economies and training the future workforce for these industries.  

“ARC Research Hubs play an important role in creating a place where researchers can engage in cutting-edge research that aim to transform Australia’s economic, commercial and social development for the benefit of all Australians,” said Professor Thomas. 

“The ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture will investigate new industry practices and provide alternate solutions for lobster culture in bio-secure and cost-effective onshore systems.” 

The new ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture will collaborate with University of the Sunshine Coast, the University of Auckland, NZ, the PFG GROUP Pty Ltd and Orna-Tas Pty Ltd. 

For more information on the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme, please visit the ARC website

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Media contact: ARC Stakeholder Relations 
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