Welcome to ACWA

About ACWA

The Aquaculture Council of Western Australia Inc. (ACWA) is the incorporated peak body for the State’s aquaculture industry and is an industry group member of the WA Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) and Seafood Industry Australia (SIA).

Established in 1981, ACWA is a member driven organisation working to provide industry leadership and cohesion in support of sustainable growth and innovation in WA aquaculture.  ACWA works closely with government to foster responsible industry development.

Barramundi Farmers Need Your Help

Despite having a name with Aboriginal origins, 60% of barramundi is imported. While consumers assume their barramundi is Australian, the Fish Names Standard hands the naming privilege to our competitors. With your help, the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association is asking that the name ‘barramundi’ be reserved for Australian grown or caught fish. Click the button below to sign the petition at change.org.


WA Aquaculture Development Plan

The Hon Minister Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Fisheries launched the WA Aquaculture Development Plan on Monday 16 November. The Minister’s comments about the plan can be read here. ACWAs Board of Directors was consulted in developing the plan and ACWA looks forward to continuing to work closely with DPIRD throughout its implementation.