14 June 2018
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our plan for a stronger economy and creating more jobs with $12.7 million in additional funding over 4 years for our seafood sector in the 2018-19 State Budget.
This State Budget supports our commercial fishers and delivers practical strategies to grow the value of our world class wild caught and farmed seafood sector.
We are investing in today’s fisheries and also looking to the future with programs that support long-term and sustainable fisheries management which is essential to growing the economies and jobs in regional areas.
Funding in the 2018-19 State Budget includes:
The Budget also provides an additional $1 million in funding for the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) increasing its total funding to $14 million over 5 years. This will provide for additional research into the fishing and marine farming industries and ongoing support for the assessment of new and sustainable fisheries opportunities.
The Hodgman Liberal Government launched our Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry last year so that the community can have confidence in this world class industry with significantly strengthened penalties and regulations and with the independent Environment Protection Authority in charge of regulating the industry.