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Australian farmed prawns
Sustainable and Healthy Protein Production
Australian prawn farming invests heavily in sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.
Australian grown prawns are one of the healthiest sources of protein you can eat, and our farmers have arguably the best management practices of any prawn growing region in the world (CSIRO 2019).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) latest worldwide statistics on aquaculture shows world aquaculture production of 82.1million tonnes of aquatic animals with a value of approximately US $250 billion (FAO, 2018). The forecast is that aquaculture will supply the majority of aquatic protein in people’s diets by 2050 (FAO, 2018).
Industry with significant growth.
As demand for seafood continues to rise and wild-caught fisheries reach ecological sustainable levels, any substantial growth in seafood production will need to be driven by aquaculture (DAFF 2021).
In 2019-20 Australia’s aquaculture sector represented 48 per cent of Australia’s total seafood production with a value of $1.64 billion dollars.
The Australian prawn farm industry is undergoing rapid and significant growth in production with the industry currently valued at over $130 million in 2019-20 (Lobegeiger, DPI NSW,2021). This is up from $80 million in 2018-19.
Strong ongoing significant growth is planned resulting in the industry becoming an important regional economic driver including in the areas of regional investment, labour, new skills and training, increased transport investment and increased feed manufacture investment, all contributing to improved social and economic outcomes for regional communities.
Let us introduce you to Seafarms - Australia's largest producer of farmed prawns
There are currently over 15 prawn farms operating in Australia.
This video shows Seafarms, the company behind Crystal Bay Prawns.
Seafarms, located in Cardwell, North Queensland, is Australia’s largest producer of farmed prawns and the country’s largest prawn aquaculture developer. Seafarms’ total annual production of prawns is around 1,500 tonnes.