Pacific Reef Fisheries opens the gates and expansion plans for scrutiny. Open day proved a popular initiative.

Pacific Reef Fisheries drew key stakeholders and other guests to it’s Alva Beach facility early in January 2015 who were shown existing state of the art prawn farming operations and the MBD water treatment works as well as PRF in demand Cobia fish farming venture.

Guests also toured the Guthalungra site where Pacific Reef plans a new prawn farm through the staged construction of 259 hectares of new prawn ponds and associated infrastructure.

Final approval for this big shot in the arm for aquaculture and the economy in Far North Queensland still awaits the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – after fourteen years of planning and rigorous evaluation.

Burdekin Shire Mayor, Cr. Bill Lowis – who attended the open day – was impressed with operations and the big planned expansion. Cr.Lowis told APFA CEO, Helen Jenkins he was keen to encourage more aquaculture ventures in his Shire and was ready to help facilitate new projects at the town planning level.

An information package including full details of the Guthalungra prawn farm are available at www.pacificreef.com.au. A printed copy can be sent to you upon phoned request. Contact – 07 47836068.

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