1 February, 2021
New prawn farm in Proserpine set to deliver numerous job upon completion
Partnering with suppliers and contractors in the Mackay region, Tassal is investing more than $30 million in a rehabilitation and development program.
The focus of this program will be on a Proserpine prawn farm the company acquired back in 2018 and plans to turn it into a leading Australian production hub.
In a statement, the company says it is hopeful the farm will become a long-term partner with them, promising 100 jobs upon completion.
The construction of the prawn farm will employ 30 people and aims to provide improvements such as 200 hectares of land-based ponds and increasing the volume by 2000 to 3000 tonnes.
The improvements also includes a redeveloped hatchery for a domestic breeding program focused on local prawns.
“Our aim is to develop environmentally sound, technologically advanced farms that enable us to deliver on consumer needs,” Tassal Managing Director and CEO Mark Ryan said.
The farm will have the effect of increasing prawn production in Queensland by 50 per cent.