Build seafood farms on mines

Prawn and barramundi farmers have suggested developing seafood farms on site at some mines to help feed hungry miners.

Coolum News reports Australian Prawn Farmers Association president Alistair Dick and Barramundi Farming Association president Marty Philips told a conference the move could ensure a fresh supply of food to remote sites.

"A large number of the bigger mines, especially in Western Australia, are geographically remote," Dick said.

"So, instead of shipping seafood thousands of kilometres to them, our suggestion is to grow it there, on site."

Coolum News reports while both associations said they had "proof of concept" the idea was still a long way from development.

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