Bribie Island Research Centre (BIRC)

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Marine worms by ABC-Marty-McCarthy

The Centre occupies 13 ha 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.

Website https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/contact/offices/stations-facilities/bribie-island

Key science sectors

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

  • 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

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

144 North Street, , Woorim QLD 4507

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Agency

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