Our research in aquaculture aims to boost the value, competitiveness and sustainability of Australia’s aquaculture industry. Focused on farmed finfish, crustaceans and molluscs, our research improves food production from aquaculture species through integrated studies of genetics, physiology, health, aquafeeds, environments and food science.
Premium aquaculture breeds
We partner with the aquaculture industry to develop applied breeding programs for high-value, elite new breeds.
Black tiger prawn
We partnered with Australian prawn farmers to develop a new prawn that is producing record farm yields, leading to increased supplies of top quality, sustainably produced seafood.
Breeding better salmon
We are working with Tasmania's Atlantic salmon farming industry to improve the growth, health and product quality of salmon.
Better aquaculture feeds
We are developing better feeds for aquaculture including developing alternatives to wild-harvest fish meals and oils.
Fighting aquatic animal diseases
Our work promoting aquatic animal health helps to manage pathogens and improve the resistance of aquaculture species to stress and disease.
Robotics, autonomous systems and sensing platforms
We have developed a world first mollusc bio-sensor capable of delivering physiological data in real-time from animals in commercial environments.
Reducing impact of Atlantic salmon gill disease
CSIRO scientists are working with Tasmania’s Atlantic salmon growers to prevent amoebic gill disease (AGD) in salmon.