Science journal article on latest land-based aquaculture developments


When drivers on US Highway 94 pass this tiny town, some are struck by a mysterious nocturnal glow. Pink light emanates from the world's largest aquaponic greenhouse, which can produce up to 2 million kilograms of salad greens each year. Less obvious, but also unique at this scale, is the source of the nutrients used to fertilize the crops: wastewater flowing from huge nearby tanks teeming with Atlantic salmon. The silvery fish grow indoors, far from the ocean where wild salmon normally spend the bulk of their lives. This article examines the latest developments in land-based aquaculture – it explains the possibilities, and doesn't hide the problems.

Is the Tasmanian industry involved in these developments? Is the State Government promoting similar research and innovation? Well worth reading in full here.