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Onshore Abalone: The risks and rewards of onshore abalone farming

Published on ABC News 10 June 2017 – Click here to view the original article. Taking a chance on a new aquaculture industry is paying off for the owners of Australia’s largest onshore abalone operation. A Victorian abalone farm has bounced back from the brink, hitting a production high after being wiped out by a…

South Australian Government hoping to make political inroads on Kangaroo Island

Published on ABC News 5 June 2017 – Click here to view the original article. The Premier Jay Weatherill and his ministers arrived on Kangaroo Island over the weekend for their 12th Country Cabinet meeting. But this trip is as much about making political mileage as it is about putting kilometres on the Cabinet clock….

Kangaroo Island divided over plans for deep sea woodchip port

Published on The Weekly Times 5 June 2017 – Click here to view the original article. SOUTH Australia’s Kangaroo Island is split by plans to build a deep sea port on its north coast to ship woodchips directly to China and Japan to be made into paper and disposable nappies. At stake is the island’s…

Expert report warns of “overwhelming threat” to KI abalone farm

Published on In Daily 25 May 2017 – Click here to view the original article. A deep-sea timber port planned for Smith Bay on Kangaroo Island’s northern coast would likely kill a nearby abalone farm’s entire stock and ruin its business, a marine biologist says. An environmental report by Dr Paul McShane says a deep-sea…

Concerns for tourists and road safety if controversial Kangaroo Island wharf gets go ahead

Published on The Advertiser 10 May 2017 – Click here to view the original article. OPPONENTS of a proposed wharf on Kangaroo Island are ramping up their campaign claiming local roads will be “irreversibly damaged” and tourists put at risk by logging trucks delivering to the site. Island farmer, road safety lobbyist and aspiring state…

Timber traffic

Published on The Islander 8 May 2017 – Click here to view the original article. A briefing in response to Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber’s (KIPT) Smith Bay Wharf proposal was presented by Yumbah Aquaculture to the office of the Minister for Transport Stephen Mulligan last week. It highlights the important issue of the potential impact to…

Flavour of the month: Home-grown abalone

Published on The Examiner 16 March 2017 – Click here to view the original article. Ryan Sessions has been a chef in Port Fairy, the historic coastal town on the far west coast of Victoria, for more than 10 years, on and off. Mostly on. Wherever Sessions has cooked, a briny wave of critical acclaim…

Yumbah Aquaculture to produce and control the supply of its own feed

Published on Fish Information Services 1 March 2017 – Click here to view the original article. Yumbah Aquaculture has become the only Australian abalone farm to produce and control the supply of its own feed after it bought South Australian based feed manufacturer, EP Aquafeeds. Yumbah Aquaculture has taken a controlling 75 per cent interest…

Yumbah to produce own feed

Published on Port Lincoln Times 28 February 2017 – Click here to view the original article. Yumbah Aquaculture has become the only Australian abalone farm to produce and control the supply of its own feed after it bought South Australian based feed manufacturer, EP Aquafeeds. Yumbah Aquaculture has taken a controlling 75 per cent interest in the…