Small Fish, Big Pond

Tasmanian salmon industry job numbers & tax payments
by Matt Grudnoff, Rod Campbell and Eloise Carr

Australian Bureau of Statistics data suggests that salmon farming in Tasmania provides between 1,100 and 1,700 jobs, less than 1% of the state’s employment.

Over 80% of these jobs are in Hobart and the South East.

Australian Tax Office data shows that the three main salmon companies had income of $7 billion over nine years, but paid just $51 million in company tax. Zero tax was paid in the last three years for which data is available.

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