Aquaverde Redclaw - Innovative Crayfish Farming


AquaVerde Redclaw is a family run farm and hatchery on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia (about an hour inland
from Cairns).

In our pond-based aquaculture farm we grow the tropical North Queensland crayfish called red claw (Cherax quadricarinatus) which is a native freshwater crayfish from the region.  We produce redclaw for the local market, but we have specialised in all things pre grow-out; so that’s broodstock, egg production, crayling production and soon a nursery.

We have been involved in the redclaw industry for more than 15 years and are proud to contribute with our innovations and research to this maturing and amazing industry. Red claw farming is still semi-intensive and our focus along with many others is on intensification to try to fill the enormous supply and demand gap.

We are also heavily involved in the QLD Crayfish Farmers Association and are linked in with universities, researchers and government agencies.