The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a passionate supporter of Tasmania’s wild fisheries and aquaculture industries, and the vital role they play in building a stronger economy and creating jobs.
New research released today shows Tasmanian fishing and aquaculture injects $1.5 billion into our economy, more than any other state, and employs 11,647 direct and indirect jobs.
The ‘Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry 2017-18: Economic Contributions Estimates Report’ forms part of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Contributions Study funded by the Fisheries and Research Development Corporation.
The report shows Tasmania is again punching above our weight, with more than one in four Australian seafood industry jobs located in our state, supporting families and communities in our regional and rural areas.
The Government has a plan to support and grow our world class wild catch and farmed seafood sector, including our Sustainable Growth Plan for the Salmon industry and our $26 million investment to help build our sustainable seafood sector, with $13.8 million in the 2019-20 Budget including:
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is investing to benefit all Tasmanians, strengthening our economy, backing businesses and creating real jobs.
The report can be found here: Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry 2017/18: Economic Contributions Estimates Report