Into the Blue A Draft Aquaculture Development Plan for the Northern Territory 1999-2004
Tabled paper 760
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Michael Palmer
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Objective Recognition o f the Northern Territory as a centre o f excellence for R&D in tropical aquaculture as an aid to encouraging new investment and maximising the potential o f existing industry sectors. Actions Involvement in both inter-state and overseas collaborative research and development projects will be sought to complement the expertise and facilities available in the Northern Territory. In addition this strategy will maximise involvement with new technologies, techniques and development of alternate species to assist with development and diversification of the industry with minimum cost (DPIF, NTU, Industry). Research will be focused predominantly on high valued, easily marketed products and technologies with the potential to produce measurable benefits for the NT. The memorandum of understanding between the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and the Northern Territory University will be further developed to maximise the best use of their resources in R&D. Objective Create a centre o f excellence for professional, technical, graduate and undergraduate training in tropical aquaculture in order to maximise opportunities for export o f educational and other services. Actions In conjunction with the aquaculture industry, develop and assist in the presentation of short-term training courses to enhance the skills of the aquaculture work force in the Territory (NTETA, NTU, NTFITAB, VET). Training packages for farm hands and technicians will be developed and refined to meet the needs of local industry (VET, NTETA, NTU, NTFITAB). Wherever possible educational and training courses developed will be marketed to potential overseas clients (VET, NTU). Draft as o f 23111198 12