Aquaculture in Saline Groundwater Evaporation Basins

  • 52 pages

  • Published: 17 Jul 2007

  • Author(s): Gavine, Fiona, Bretherton, Michael

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This report summarises the outcomes of a project that investigated the potential role of aquaculture in utilising the extensive inland saline water resources that exist in many areas of Australia. Management of these saline resources often involves expensive, large-scale infrastructure. Aquaculture has the unique potential to offset some of these management costs by utilising existing resources (water, salt, land, infrastructure and energy) to produce other value-added commodities. In this study, the intensive culture of brine shrimp or Artemia spp. in an indoor tank system was evaluated for technical and economic viability.