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Improving fish health management and production protocols in marine finfish aquaculture in Indonesia and Australia

Project Code: FIS/2010/101
Program: Fisheries
Research Program Manager: Dr. Ann Fleming
Project Leader: Richard Whittington - University of Sydney
JUL 2013
JUN 2017
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
Directorate General of Aquaculture
Indonesian Mariculture Association
Institute for Mariculture Research and Development Gondol


This project aimed to increase hatchery-based bivalve mollusc production in Vietnam and Australia and expand opportunities for coastal communities to rear molluscs.

Vietnam's oyster industry is growing and expanding, building on the success of earlier ACIAR programs. Farming is now spread across 28 provinces and produces an estimated 15,000 tonnes of oysters a year. The community is becoming more involved, and processing and marketing are expanding.

The key species produced is the Portuguese oyster (not the Pacific oyster), and the Vietnamese stock is sufficiently genetically diverse to form the basis of a breeding program.