Paving the way for agriculture and aquaculture collaboration with Japan

The Northern Territory and Japanese governments have developed a Master Plan that will act as a road map to future agriculture and aquaculture investment in the Northern Territory.

The Master Plan outlines the short, medium and long-term projects to realise commercial agriculture and aquaculture opportunities under the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) that the Department of Primary Industry and Resources and the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries signed in January 2017.

The MoC is a commitment to cooperation in research and business development in agriculture and aquaculture in the Northern Territory and supply chain logistics into growing South East Asia markets.

It recognises the potential of Northern Australia to produce premium agriculture and aquaculture products for the South East Asianmarkets and for Japanese technology to assist in realising this.

The MoC has already seen Humpty Doo Barramundi undertake a sashimi trial to test whether barramundi sashimi may be viable for export to Japan and other parts of Asia.

More information on the MoC and Master Plan is available on the DPIR website.

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