TWO new sites in Queensland have been identified as land-based marine aquaculture development areas (ADAs), leaving new space for the industry to grow.

“My vision is to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world,” said Mark Furner, minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries and minister for rural communities.

The two new sites comprise 1,974-hectares for future aquaculture development in the Hinchinbrook Shire.

“The latest figures show aquaculture in Queensland is booming with the value of production at a new record high and an increase in full-time equivalent jobs,” said Furner.

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