Submission to Inquiry into the Australian aquaculture sector

by Eloise Carr

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing primary industry sectors in Australia. In 2017-18 aquaculture production was valued at $1.4 billion. This represents 44% of Australia’s total seafood production. The most valuable aquaculture species in 2017-18, at $855 million, was salmonids. Tasmania is Australia’s primary salmonid producer, accounting for 98% of Australia’s salmonid production and 62% of Australia’s total aquaculture production value in 2017-18. Thus, of great relevance to this inquiry is the Tasmanian Government’s intention to double salmon production by 2030.

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