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The Pilbara

The Pilbara is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its rich indigenous traditions, ancient landscapes, the red earth, and its vast mineral deposits. Other than mining, pastoral activities as well as fishing and tourism are the main industries.

Its pristine marine environment is home to some of the state's best eating fish - threadfin tuna, blue salmon, red emperor, Norwest snapper and coral trout. These are found in the waters off Dampier Archipelago and the Mackerel Islands

The Pilbara is also home to a burgeoning beef industry and irrigated agriculture is under development via the Pilbara Hinterland Agriculture Development Initiative (PHADI), made possible via Royalties for Regions.

More information about the agricultural development of the region is available here.