Integrated Polyculture Industry Stage 1


Sustainable Seafood is seeking to develop an environmentally sustainable aquaculture industry that is based on the innovative concept of growing seaweed (as a marine vegetable for human consumption) in combination with fish in inland tanks. RIRDC investment is towards establishing nutritional properties of local seaweed and establishing a lab culture of selections.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Sustainable Seafood Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

1) Summarized evidence of the nutritional properties and health benefits of 8 local seaweed genera. 2) Documentation of known algal cultivation methods, research trials and potential for integration with fish culture. 3) Establishment of lab culture of 56 local marina algal species

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Monday, October 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Friday, November 27, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries


Related publications


Seaweed Culture in Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture: Nutritional Benefits and Systems for Australia