The project was undertaken to put into practice techniques in finance and industry analysis, to evaluate an emerging Australian industry, from an investment perspective. The author was interested in examining an this type of industry, purely for it's uncertainty value.
The Report took the Top - Down approach to investment analysis. Addressing the macro view of the industry, before narrowing the focus to selected companies listed on the Australian stock exchange. The study was not meant to be a definitive analysis of all aspects of the industry.
Once an understanding of the world aquaculture and seafood industry was achieved, attention is focused on conducting an industry study within Australia, adopting the Porter model.
The Report concludes with caution for those that contemplate an investment in this area. Results to date have not been promising, with many potential investors adopting the 'wait and see' approach.