Commercialising native freshwater turtle production in South East Queensland

Summary

1. SEQ Fish scope the size and feasibility of the native juvenile and adult freshwater turtle aquarium and restaurant markets, domestically and overseas, and implement a Marketing Plan within 1 year. 2. SEQ Fish establish facilities, expertise and procedures to successfully produce and market 4,000 juveniles to the aquarium industry, and 2,000 adults into the restaurant industries per year, within 5 years. 3. The Australian turtle industry develop a good image, through informing the public, politicians and Governments of the economic, environmental and welfare sustainability of the industry, and gain access to the live export market. 4. The freshwater aquaculture industry in Queensland adopt turtle production as a profitable adjunct to their businesses, with 50 farmers producing 10 Million turtle / year within 10 years, valued at Au$20M Au$200M annually. 5.The Australian turtle export industry reduces the pressure on threatened Asian turtle species.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND FISH PTY LTD

Objective Summary

1. SEQ Fish scope the size and feasibility of the native juvenile and adult freshwater turtle aquarium and restaurant markets, domestically and overseas, and implement a Marketing Plan within 1 year. 2. SEQ Fish establish facilities, expertise and procedures to successfully produce and market 4,000 juveniles to the aquarium industry, and 2,000 adults into the restaurant industries per year, within 5 years. 3. The Australian turtle industry develop a good image, through informing the public, politicians and Governments of the economic, environmental and welfare sustainability of the industry, and gain access to the live export market. 4. The freshwater aquaculture industry in Queensland adopt turtle production as a profitable adjunct to their businesses, with 50 farmers producing 10 Million turtle / year within 10 years, valued at Au$20M Au$200M annually. 5. The Australian turtle export industry reduces the pressure on threatened Asian turtle species.

Project Code

PRJ-002424

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, June 20, 2008

Project Completion Date

Monday, April 1, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments

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