First Nations Sustainable Aquaculture

We face a global challenge to feed two billion more people without incurring an environmental impact.

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector globally.

The Sustainable Aquaculture GCRN will draw together a range of stakeholders, including economists, systems analysts, aqua-culturist, ecologists and engineers as well as indigenous communities.

This GCRN is developing scalable aquaculture systems suitable for coastal indigenous and other communities, providing enhanced
local nutritional security, employment, increased self-determination and maintenance of culture.

UQ has a Centre for Marine Science in the UQ School of Biological Sciences.

The project builds on UQ's strong relationship with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) to address ther challenge of creating a sustainable aquaculture system on North Stradbroke Island - Minjererribah (NSI-M) that is of cultural significance and creates economic opportunity.

Sustainable Aquaculture is a Global Change Research Network supported by GCI.

Sustainable aquaculture