Our aquaculture research
Our research aims to boost the value, competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian and global aquaculture industry, and deliver innovative science impacts in the fields of Applied Breeding, Nutrition, Health and Environment, and Production Systems.
Aquatic animal health
Our scientists at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) are working with a number of veterinary laboratories in Vietnam to protect and enhance aquatic animal health in the country.
Augmented reality in aquaculture
We’re using popular gaming platforms, sensor technologies and next-generation data interaction techniques to help Australian prawn farmers increase efficiency and production while reducing risk.
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.
Bio sensors oysters
We have developed a world first mollusc bio-sensor capable of delivering physiological data in real-time from animals in commercial environments.
Breeding better salmon
We are working with Tasmania's Atlantic salmon farming industry to improve the growth, health and product quality of salmon.
We developed an improved prawn pathogen detection system to help prawn farmers identify diseases and inform stock management decisions while producing higher quality products for consumers.
Novacq prawn feed
Novacq prawn feed, developed by CSIRO, is helping Australian prawn farmers grow bigger, healthier prawns sustainably, faster and cheaper.
Reducing salmon disease
CSIRO scientists are working with Tasmania's Atlantic salmon growers to prevent amoebic gill disease (AGD) in salmon.
White spot disease
Our Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) provides front line diagnostic testing to keep Australia free of exotic diseases.
Australian National Algae Culture Collection
Our algae collection is a unique resource of Australian biodiversity, containing living cultures of marine and freshwater species from most microalgal classes. Our strains have been sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.
Aquaculture blog articles
Fishing for knowledge through Indigenous studentship
Through a studentship with our Aquaculture team, undergraduate student Amarah Fiori took a deep dive into the research world and reeled in valuable skills.