Proposed Top End prawn farm receives green light from Environmental Protection Authority

Written on the 25 March 2017

Proposed Top End prawn farm receives green light from Environmental Protection Authority

The company planning to build Australia's largest prawn farm has received a recommended approval from the Northern Territory's Environment Protection Authority (EPA), to proceed with its first stage of development.

The tick from the EPA is a significant step forward for construction to start on the $1.9 billion Project Sea Dragon at Legune Station, near the WA/NT border.

The proposal for stage one is to construct around 1,100 hectares of grow-out ponds, which are expected to produce 14,000 tonnes of black tiger prawns a year.

NT EPA chairman, Dr Paul Vogel, said after a thorough assessment of the proposal's potential environmental impacts, the EPA believed the proposal could be managed in an environmentally acceptable manner subject to the imposition of 13 recommendations.


Source: ABC Rural

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