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Aquaculture is the controlled cultivation of fish or shellfish such as tuna, yellowtail kingfish, oysters and abalone, leading to more intensive production than is possible in the wild. It offers the greatest scope for creating new industries and significantly increasing seafood production. MISA Aquaculture Innovation is finding new ways to increase the value and volume of seafood aquaculture in SA, as well as improving its pre-harvest quality.

MISA is helping the State move forward having established new capability for both sea-based and inland aquaculture with an emphasis on:

  • fish health
  • ecosystem modelling
  • market access
  • nutrition
  • genetics and biotechnology
  • production efficiencies
  • feed technology

New infrastructure initiated by MISA has included the substantial expansion of the Lincoln Marine Science Centre to support research. MISA Aquaculture complements and, where appropriate, supports initiatives to diversify and grow South Australia’s aquaculture farming enterprises.