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Rethinking the land: The development of inland saline aquaculture in Western Australia

Doupé, R.G., Lymbery, A.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0542-3446 and Starcevich, M.R. (2003) Rethinking the land: The development of inland saline aquaculture in Western Australia. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1 (1). pp. 30-37.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3763/ijas.2003.0104
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Abstract

Inland Saline aquaculture may offer an opportunity for income diversification and potentially productive use of land that can no longer support traditional agriculture in salt-affected parts of Australia. Interest in inland saline aquaculture is increasing in Western Australia, however, production and investment levels are characteristically low. Inland saline aquaculture presents a continuum of production and investment options for landholders and investors, from being small-scale, hobby-like remedial use of salinised farmland to a novel and legitimate agricultural industry. Successful progress toward the latter depends on a number of factors: appropriate production technology; identification and establishment of sustainable markets; establishment of environmentally sustainable production systems; and industry management. We use preliminary data from finfish aquaculture in inland Western Australia to consider why industry success requires concurrent development across all these fields

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Freshwater Fish Group & Fish Health Unit
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Earthscan
Copyright: 2003 R.G. Doupe´ et al
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6343
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