Bribie Island Research Centre (BIRC)

Agri-Science Queensland, Queensland Government

The Centre occupies 13ha at Woorim on the surf side of Bribie Island. It plays a significant role in technological development and extension to the aquaculture industry in tropical and subtropical Queensland, as well as fisheries management and aquatic ecological research.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government – Agency
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
144 North Street, Woorim QLD 4507

Strengths and capabilities

  • Fish and crustacean husbandry
  • Bioremediation of aquaculture waste water
  • Management of biofouling and harmful algae in ponds
  • Energy efficiency of pond aeration
  • Fisheries stock assessment and monitoring
  • Inland fisheries habitat restoration and enhancement
  • Crustacean fertility research

Facilities and major equipment

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  • Seawater supply, filtration and aeration systems
  • Freshwater and seawater recirculating systems
  • Energy efficient water heating and chilling systems
  • Four 3.2ML ponds and four 300KL ponds
  • Fish, molluscan and crustacean hatchery facilities
  • Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) laboratory
  • Controlled environment and wet laboratories
  • Algal culture and feed preparation laboratories
  • Pond|scale bio|remediation filtration systems
  • Advanced building management and monitoring system

Key science sectors

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