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Welcome to the Marine Innovation Southern Australia (MISA) website.

MISA brings together South Australia's top aquatic institutions and research scientists to pool our resources and knowledge, and grow our seafood industry more efficiently.

MISA, an initiative of the South Australian government established in September 2005, has funded the appointment of more than 40 high level scientists and significantly enlarged research facilities and equipment to support cutting edge marine research and education.

This strong capability has led to around 280 new or expanded research projects across the areas of Aquaculture Innovation, Product Quality and Value-adding, Ecosystem Services and Biosecurity, firmly placing South Australia at the forefront of marine science both nationally and internationally.

MISA partners are now delivering innovative and practical solutions to SA's seafood producers and processors to help the industry grow in a healthy and environmentally sustainable manner.

MISA partners are:


The economic contribution of South Australia's marine industries

The economic contribution of South Australia's marine industries

A MISA led initiative provides the first comprehensive understanding of the total contribution the South Australia marine industries make to the economy.
In a report prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, the estimated value of production, as well as the economic contribution of each South Australian marine industry, is considered.

Click here to view 'The economics contribution of South Australia's marine industries' report.