29 September 2020
Augusta Margaret River Mail: Agri-food producers in spotlight at China virtual showcase
Border closures have not stopped a group of Western Australian agrifood and beverage businesses showcasing their wares to buyers in the Chinese market.
A successful virtual 'taste and talk' promotional event featuring high quality produce from WA was held recently with prospective buyers from the east coast province of Zhejiang, south of Shanghai.
Brad Adams, Managing Director of Augusta-based Ocean Grown Abalone said the feedback received on their Two Oceans Abalone product had been very positive.
"This is an important and needed development for Western Australian and all Australian agri businesses to adapt and evolve in these different times when we are faced with limited travel and access to export markets and in particular China, a key market for abalone," Mr Adams said.
1 June 2020
Company Director Magazine: The road to recovery for Ocean Grown Abalone
When WA's Ocean Grown Abalone was hit with a slide in exports after the coronavirus, it had to work fast to find a solution. Now the industry is focusing on survival and recovery.
Brad Adams doesn’t have anything against wearing a suit to work, as long as it’s made of neoprene. Most days, he takes a short boat ride from Augusta in Western Australia, to check on his 400ha sea ranch at Flinders Bay in the Ngari Capes Marine Park. “It’s better diving with the team than sitting in an office,” says Adams, managing director of Ocean Grown Abalone (OGA)... Read on....
Tuesday 18 February 2020
Seafood Source: New film aims to counter bias against farmed seafod
Dongo Films, a Brussels, Belgium-based collective of independent documentary filmmakers, are hoping to raise more than EUR 325,000 (USD 355,700) on public fundraising platform Kickstarter to make a film promoting sustainable aquaculture. Their goal is to reach the ambitious target by 22 March, 2020, which will allow filming to start this summer.
The film, AquaPioneers, is the brainchild of filmmakers Marjolijn Prins and Mathias Ruelle, working with production manager Heleen Bolle. They are being advised by Marjolijn’s brother, sustainable aquaculture expert Tom Prins, a dealflow manager with venture capital firm Aqua-Spark, based in the Netherlands.
Their aim is to tell the personal stories of five "aqua-pioneers," who were chosen following conversations with dozens of fish farmers, ocean entrepreneurs, and environmentalists from around the world.
“When done right, aquaculture has the potential to be a great force of ecological and social good. It can contribute in an extremely positive way to the health and future of our planet,” Marjolijn Prins said.
The ultimate surf and turf by chef Hayden Quinn
The way Hayden thinly slices our greenlip abalone, and sears it only a few minutes on a hot pan, in butter and garlic, is such a delicious and simple way to cook quality abalone.
Video telling OGA's story for the Australasian Abalone Conference Hobart 2019
Watch OGA's video for the Abalone Conference in Hobart August 2019. Lots of underwater footage showing the abalone on the artificial reefs and the marine life living amongst the sea ranches.