Victoria's aquaculture industry
Victorian aquaculture takes place in a variety of offshore, coastal and inland facilities and produces trout, abalone, blue mussels, aquarium finfish, Murray cod, barramundi and yabbies.
The chart below shows Victorian aquaculture production by sector since 1989.
Figure 1: Victorian aquaculture production by sector
The Victorian Government is offering marine aquaculture sites within seven fisheries reserves across Port Phillip Bay and Western Port in 2017. The sites will create opportunities for substantial new investment in marine aquaculture and a significant increase in shellfish production.
Figure 2: Key production locations for Victorian aquaculture
Private sector investment in Victorian aquaculture today is estimated at more than $150 million and includes world-class examples of coastal abalone, offshore shellfish and freshwater finfish production facilities.
Find out more about Victorian aquaculture on the Agriculture Victoria website.
Page last updated: 9 May 2017