The public consultation period for the Ocean Grown Abalone Pty Ltd research lease/licence application has now closed.
PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is currently assessing an application from Ocean Grown Abalone Pty Ltd (OGA) to access seven aquaculture research leases and licences sites (one hectare each) in the waters of lower Spencer Gulf, near Port Lincoln.
OGA are proposing to place 4,000 hatchery-reared juvenile Greenlip Abalone on 10 benthic blocks at each site to investigate the best location(s) for a commercial abalone farm. Each block is approximately 900 kg with a surface area of 10 m2. Each block will house a total of 400 juvenile abalone. The trials are expected to last 12 months. The proposal is for research purposes only and stock cannot be commercially sold. The research is proposed to be conducted in conjunction with South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences.
- Thistle 1 (LA00397 / AQ00370) - 1 hectare
- Thistle 4 (LA00398 / AQ00371) - 1 hectare
- Thistle 3 (LA00399 / AQ00372) - 1 hectare
- Middle lease (LA00400 / AQ00373) - 1 hectare
- Grindal 2 (LA00401 / AQ00374) - 1 hectare
- Taylor East (LA00402 / AQ00375) - 1 hectare
- Taylor North (LA00403 / AQ00376) - 1 hectare
Go to the aquaculture public register to see the site locations. Search the lease or licence number for details on surrounding lease sites and copies of lease and licence documents containing co-ordinates and conditions.
If you have any questions on the application please contact:
Kate Rodda, Environmental Assessment Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0509