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Into the Blue A Draft Aquaculture Development Plan for the Northern Territory 1999-2004



Into the Blue A Draft Aquaculture Development Plan for the Northern Territory 1999-2004

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Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Michael Palmer


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DEVELOPMENT GOAL FOR 2004 Achieve annual aquaculture production in the Northern Territory of $100M by 2004, together with a 50% increase in employment in the industry. DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES FOR 2004 Develop, in conjunction with industry, cost effective production systems appropriate to tropical aquaculture species in order to address identified market opportunities Complete aquaculture management plans for Darwin Harbour, Bynoe Harbour, 20% of Aboriginally owned coastal land, and 20% of Aboriginal controlled islands, including adjacent waters. Establish the Northern Territory as an attractive location for investors in tropical aquaculture. Recognition by industry and funding agencies of the Northern Territory as a centre of excellence for R&D in tropical aquaculture to encourage new investment and maximise the potential of existing industry sectors. Create a centre of excellence for professional, technical, graduate and undergraduate training in tropical aquaculture in order to maximise opportunities for export of educational and other services. Draft as o f 23/11/98 2

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