Gascoyne Horticulture Industry
The Gascoyne region is well known for its horticulture. The region’s temperate climate, abundant natural resources and good biosecurity status allow a variety of produce to be grown, with seasonal advantages to meet market demand.
Gascoyne Seafood Industry
The regional seafood industry is well developed and positioned as an independently recognized brand for sustainability and quality. This is largely due to the pristine conditions of the Gascoyne
Coast Bioregion, such as Shark Bay and the Exmouth Gulf.
Gascoyne Pastoral Industry
Pastoralism has had a long tradition in the Gascoyne region, with the introduction of sheep farming to the region in 1876. Modern pastoralists have diversified mostly into beef, with sheep and goat livestock production continuing at a lower level today.
The Gascoyne region is widely recognised as a valuable Australian food producing region. With well-established seafood, horticulture and pastoral industries, the region has much potential for growth to meet consumer demand for its products within Australia and around the world.
The opportunity today is for the region’s primary producers to take an even stronger role in leading growth in the value of production and catalyse wider economic development and employment in the Gascoyne.
A regional peak body for the Gascoyne’s primary producers will create value for businesses, consumers, Government and other stakeholders. Importantly, it will link the seafood, horticulture and pastoral industries to provide effective representation and accelerate development initiatives that produce tangible outcomes.