2012/729 Biofloc research extension project
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2012/729 Biofloc research extension project

By Anni Conn



The objectives of this project were to design, develop and deliver a targeted series of extension activities on the mechanisms, methodology and management of low‐water exchange,
microbial floc prawn production for Australian prawn farmers. This project produced an impressive number of outputs which can be downloaded from and include:

  • A plain English summary and a start-up guide based on the Smith and West 2009 research report
  • A two day Advanced Pond Management training course incorporating critical water chemistry elements and associated biofloc dynamics
  • A webinar support series for industry to provide targeted information on biofloc technology implementation.
  • A unit of competency on biofloc for inclusion in the vocational education and training system.
  • An online directory to host information on algal species, behaviour and management.