A Family run Farm
Our redclaw crayfish farm and hatchery produces both redclaw for the restaurant trade and craylings from out hatchery for farmers and growers.
We have 30 earthen ponds that are filled with pristine Atherton Tableland water from our natural spring.
A good crayfish farmer encourages the natural ecology of the pond to develop a plankton bloom which provides much of the nutrition for the crayfish. This bloom gives the water that characteristic “green water” look, hence our name “AquaVerde”.
Colin Valverde, an ex computer geek who went on to study aquaculture at Deakin University, decided that it’s better to live and work on a farm than in an office and started AquaVerde with his wife Ursula.
Ursula Valverde-Neff is originally from Switzerland, has a background in social work and office administration as well as further training in bookkeeping and business administration.
The Valverde Family
The Redclaw Farm
AquaVerde Redclaw Hatchery & Farm