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June 13, 2014


Noël Herbst Receives Award from the Queen





Prawn farming pioneer Noël Herbst has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal—for services to shrimp farming—in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List.



Since starting Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture in 1986, Herbst and his family have turned a onetime sugar cane farm in southeast Queensland into one of Australia’s biggest tiger shrimp farms (Penaeus monodon), which produces about 1,000 metric tons a year.  It remains a family-owned business.  The shrimp are marketed as Gold Coast Tiger Prawns, and they won three gold medals at this year’s Sydney Royal Fine Foods Show.




Information: Noël Herbst, Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, Logan River Farm, 148 Marks Road, Woongoolba, Queensland 4207, Australia (phone 07-5546-1361, email, webpage


Information: Helen Jenkins, Executive Officer, Australian Prawn Farmers Association, Bribie Research Centre, 144 North Street, Woorim, Queensland 4507, Australia (phone 07-3400-2002, mobile 0417-006-639, fax 07-3408-3535, email, webpage,


Source: Australian Prawn Farmers Association.  Media Release/ Gold Coast Prawn Farm King Gets Queens Birthday Honour.  Helen Jenkins.  June 12, 2014.

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