Australia


Overview

While Australia farms several marine finfish that dominate its domestic aquaculture production, GAPI only assesses those species for which a country ranks as a major producer globally. Australia only makes the global cut in barramundi aquaculture, for which it is the fourth-largest barramundi-producing country (2,590 mT in 2007). Barramundi production only accounts for 9% of Australia’s domestic marine finfish aquaculture production. Thus, while Australia’s country score is solely dependent on its barramundi performance, its GAPI score describes only a small portion of its marine aquaculture performance.

Australia’s GAPI score (47) is 12 points lower than the average country score (59). When cumulative impact is assessed, however, Australia’s modest barramundi production plays in its favour relative to other countries with much larger industries and more production under assessment. Australia’s country score improves greatly, from 47 (normalised) to 90 (cumulative), once the relatively small scale of its assessed production is taken into account.

Country Scores

species normalised and cumulative gapi score

Species-Country Pairs Assessed


Species-Country Scores

Indicator Radar Graph

Species-Country Indicator Performance

Indicator Radar Graph

Summary of GAPI Scores


Download Excel Datasheet

Normalised and Cumulative GAPI Scores
   
Normalised GAPI Score
Cumulative GAPI Score
Country Score
47 90
Countries Average
59 67
 
 
GAPI Score by Species-Country Pair
      Species-Country GAPI Score INPUTS DISCHARGES BIOLOGICAL
      CAP ECOE FEED INDE ANTI BOD COP PARA ESC PATH
Barramundi
Normalised 47 100 70 65 0 58 62 28 30 35 24
Cumulative 90 100 93 92 80 91 94 91 90 90 86