The AAQ Conference is open to full and associate members and their partners. 2 day conference fees $185.00 per person.
Associate members the two day fee is $215.00.
The Sunday farm tour and Aquaponics presentation is open to non members for $95.00 per person.
The AAQ Conference and field day will be held at the Isis Club, Churchill St, Childers, 4660 on the 10-11th August 2013.
Childers motels and accommodation options If calling from outside Queensland dial 07
|Gateway Motor Inn||4126 1288|
|Panda Motel Childers||4126 1773|
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|Motel Childers||4126 1177 Easy walking distance|
|Sugar Bowl Caravan Park||4126 1521|
|The 3 Big Fig Trees B&B||Ph/Fax 0741261838.||www.the3bigfigtrees.com.au|
|Childers Tourist park & Camp||4126 1371|
|Avocado Motor Inn||4126 1608|
The Isis Club is situated at the southern end of the main business centre of Childers on the western side of the road.
CONFERENCE 2013 DRAFT AGENDA (Plaese note: This agenda is a work in progress, and is subject to frequent changes.)
SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST
7.30 am Registration (coffee & tea available)
9.00 am Welcome - AAQ President Rob Bartley
9.15 am Peter Kind (DAFF Qld)
Structure of fisheries Qld, Policies, Hatchery Protocols
9.45 am Fish Health and Better Management Practices for Murray Cod Farming- Shari Cohen (DPI, Victoria)
10.30 am Morning Tea
11.15 am Charlie Knotting (Future Wave)
Updating from last year, Charlie will show us the latest
developments of their Future Wave products, and
see one in operation on Sunday at QNF’s farm.
11.45 am AAQ AGM and General Meeting
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Dr. Michael Hutchison (DAFF)
Following the successful breeding of the Jungle Perch,
an overview and update will be given on the future of
the Jungle Perch as an Aquaculture species.
2.45 pm Kristian Just (Ridley)
Developments in Native Aqua feeds.
3.15 pm Peter Kind (DAFF Qld)
Stocking programs and SEQ waterways.
4.00 pm Afternoon Tea
5.00 pm CLOSE
6.30 pm Industry Dinner, Isis Club.
8.00 pm AUCTION
SUNDAY 11TH AUG
Farm tours featuring Murray Hallem Practical Aquaponics
8.00 am Meet outside the Isis Club for car pooling arrangements.
8.45 am AUSYFISH www.ausyfish.com
741 Sims Rd, Childers. Ausyfish is a certified disease free hatchery,
and an approved quarantine facility for export of live fish.
Established by Bruce Sambell in 1988, the farm
consists of 127 ponds on 200 acres and licensed to
produce 200 different species including silver perch and jade perch.
10.30 am QLD NATIVE FISH
Hatchery Rd, Childers.
Dale and Lisa Cockerton run QNF,
specializing in the grow out of Jade Perch in ponds as
well as producing fingerlings from their own hatchery.
With a small Aquaponics system on site, Murray Hallam will run through an experts overview and give
details of how to successfully start your own Aquaponics setup. Morning tea will be provided.
12.00 pm POND PERCH
539 Knocksrow Rd, North Isis.
Steve and Lisa Volz produce Silver Perch on their 39.4 ha property which has two fingerling
ponds and 15 grow out ponds. Members will be given a guided, on foot, around the property, tour.
1.30 pm MANGO PARADISE BED AND BARRA
3957 Isis Hwy, Cordalba.
Col and Jan Taylor’s farm is situated 10 mins NW of Childers
and is run as a B&B as well as a Silver Perch grow out facility.
There are two cabins available for accommodation where visitors and tourists can also throw a
line in the fish out ponds, where they can catch a number of species, including Barramundi over 100cm
A BBQ lunch will be provided, with drinks available to purchase from the licensed bar.
Murray Hallem will be available for questions.