Mars Petcare will give evidence about the opportunities for milkfish aquaculture to supply product to the pet food industry when it appears before the Northern Australia Committee in Canberra on Tuesday, 13 October.
The public hearing is part of the committee’s inquiry into opportunities to expand the aquaculture industry in Northern Australia.
Committee Chair, the Hon Warren Entsch MP, said: ‘Milkfish is a non-carnivorous fish which has been grown in Asia for hundreds of years in a variety of aquaculture systems.
As a tropical fish suited for pond aquaculture, milkfish production in Northern Australia could provide the pet food industry with an important high quality ingredient.’
Large scale milkfish aquaculture is undertaken in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Milkfish is an important ingredient in cat food.
Where: Committee Room 2R2, Parliament House, Canberra
When: Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 6.15 pm–6.55 pm
Hearing programs are available at: www.aph.gov.au/jscna
For media comment: Please contact Heather Beck, Media Adviser to the Committee Chair, Hon Warren Entsch MP, on (02) 6277 4803 or 0427 585 668.
For inquiry information: Please contact the committee secretariat:
Phone: (02) 6277 4162 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aph.gov.au/jscna