TasPorts and Petuna will assess the potential for the Port of Stanley as a land base to support salmon farming over the next 12 months.
By Sarah Lansdown
TasPorts chief operating officer Anthony Donald said the Port of Stanley was an ideal location for future aquaculture operations.
“TasPorts is always open to new ideas and business opportunities that provide benefits to the state and we are pleased to support a Tasmanian company that is exploring development opportunities in the region,” he said.
The Tasmanian Government has granted Petuna a permit to monitor the marine environments in the North West to determine suitability for aquaculture.
Petuna chief executive officer Ruben Alvarez said if the company’s feasibility study into fish farming in the area proved positive, and the project had the support of the local community including both commercial and recreational fishers, the development would bring significant benefits to both the port and the community.
In July, Petuna lodged paperwork with the federal Environment Department for a new Salmon farm in Storm Bay.