SERVED UP: Seafarms also operates the Crystal Bay Prawns brand.

Aquaculture tide rising in WA

Western Australian businesses are being drawn to the long-term growth opportunities offered by the aquaculture sector as increasing demand from Asia drives investment.

Seafarms Group managing director Robert Bell said the expanding middle class to Australia’s north was driving demand for protein, and the region had a cultural preference for seafood.

“Half of the world’s seafood currently comes from aquaculture,” Mr Bell told Business News.


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