Aquaculture research

Aquaculture Research is led by Wayne O'Connor and our research is based at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute , Taylors Beach, NSW. The Aquaculture Research team have some of Australia’s most extensive and modern research facilities and highly skilled staff to provide the capacity to undertake large-scale production of a wide range of aquatic species.

Research directions are developed in consultation with representatives from industry through the Aquaculture Research Advisory Committee. Key program areas include:

  • Molluscan Research, to support NSW shellfish industries
  • Fish Nutrition, to develop diets to more effectively produce nutritious seafood
  • Fish Production and Enhancement: to promote the development of finfish production and support Fisheries’ restocking efforts.

Research Themes