Northern Australia Aquaculture Situational Analysis (CRCNA)

Blueshift are currently working with other researchers and aquaculture experts from James Cook University (JCU), CSIRO, Australian Barramundi Farmers Association (ABFA), Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) and the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) to identify challenges and opportunities facing the northern Australian aquaculture industry to deliver a long-term northern Australia Aquaculture Industry Vision, as part of the CRCNA-funded Situational Analysis of Aquaculture in Northern Australia project.

Find out more about the project here.


Development of an Aquaculture Industry Development Plan (Rockhampton Regional Council)

On the back of the Queensland Government's gazettal of a large Aquaculture Development Area near Rockhampton, Blueshift are working with CSIRO, James Cook University and Rockhampton Regional Council to develop an Aquaculture Industry Development Plan for the region.

Find out more about aquaculture in Rockhampton here.


Palm Island Aquaculture Opportunities and Feasibility Study (Palm Island Council)

Blueshift are currently working with the Palm Island Council, James Cook University and CSIRO to develop a Strategic Plan for sustainable aquaculture ventures and operations on Palm Island.


Feasibility and commercial assessment of the development of a freshwater fish aquaculture and breeding venture in Western Australia

Blueshift prepared an assessment of the development of a commercial freshwater fish hatchery growing a range of native and non-native species. Analysis included assessment of breeding programs, facilities, production systems, costing and markets.

Development of new integrated commercial prawn farming in North Queensland

Advised a major Australian bank and it's aquaculture operations client on identification of target species, aggregation strategy and establishment of the 5,000 tpa prawn aquaculture operation involving hatchery, grow-out and processing operations. 

Development of a multi-species aquaculture project in Shark Bay

Blueshift advised on specialist components of the development of oyster (pearl and rock), scallop and other species aquaculture in marine lease areas off Shark Bay, including legal and technical aspects of government permits.