Australian Aquatic Biological Pty Limited (AABio) is an Australian company founded in 2007 with a focus on aquatic research, aquaculture consultancy and species conservation.

Australian Aquatic Biological P/L conducts aquatic ecological surveys for private individuals, companies, environmental groups and government. Since inception AABio has been the major sponsor of The Australian Crayfish Project and The Australian Aquatic Biodiversity Survey. Together with the company’s own research AABio works with numerous other individuals and researchers on joint research projects across Australia. For a full list of research projects “Click here for research projects”

Australian Aquatic Biological P/L acts in partnership with private individuals, industry and other public sector organisations to support and promote research on aquatic species and environments to increase the knowledge base with the aim of protecting and conserving species and their habitat. One of our key fields of interest is freshwater crayfish, in which we excel in original research and taxonomy. Numerous scientific publications have been published and many more are currently in preparation. Additionally, as an offshoot of the Australian Crayfish Project, three commercial publication focused on freshwater crayfish are in print.

Australian Aquatic Biological P/L offers diverse range of services in aquaculture research and consultancy including; pre purchase inspection, full aquaculture farm design and licencing, recirculation system designs, environmental statements, recirculation system designs, hatchery design, business plans and production projections and procedures, expert witness reports, etc. For more information “Click here for aquaculture consultancy”

Rob McCormack Tumut, NSW

ABN: 38 127 431 118

ACN: 127 431 118

Postal Address:

Australian Aquatic Biological P/L

PO Box 3

Karuah NSW Australia 2324

Phone/Fax: 02 4997 5160


Rob McCormack & Paul Van der Werf, surveying Mount Windsor Tableland, Daintree, Qld



Mr Robert B McCormack

Research & Aquaculture Director


Subsidiary Companies

AABio is the parent company for the following subsidiary companies:

RBM Aquaculture
specialises in crayfish and fish
nets & traps, yabby and crayfish
books plus consultancy to the

Jason Coughran, Rob McCormack and Jo Edwards, surveying East Gippsland, Victoria

aquaculture/aquarium industries.

Mid West Yabby & Fish Traders
Trading under a NSW Fisheries
Class E Permit (AP5626).
Trading in Yabbie, Golden Perch
and Murray Cod.

Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)
and Freshwater Mussel (Velesunio ambiguus)
Hatchery and Freshwater Pearl Farm

AABio 100% sponsors the:

Australian Crayfish Project (ACP)
The ACP is responsible for the Research

The survey team Endrick River, Galbraith Plateau, NSW. From the left: Rob McCormack, Australian Aquatic Biological; Hugh Jones, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage ; Paul Van der Werf, Earthan Group; David Crass, Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

and Conservation of all Australian
Freshwater Crayfish and their
fragile habitats.




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