A few quick facts about Tasmania's salmon industry:
- The salmon industry is sometimes referred to as the salmonid industry because it covers farming of Atlantic salmon and ocean trout
- The industry grew from a 56 tonne harvest in 1986-87, to producing in excess of 83,000 tonnes for the 2020-21 financial year.
- The industry adds to Tasmania's economic growth with many people employed in aquaculture and associated sectors
- The supply of seafood caught in the wild is limited to ensure sustainable fish stocks, but salmon aquaculture can continue to grow to meet global appetite
- Aquaculture is the fastest growing source of animal protein. It grew more than 60% in the last 10 years
- Seafood is popular all over the world and Tasmania can supply a safe, sustainable product to meet global demand
Tassal, Petuna and Huon Aquaculture provide a range of information in relation to their operations on their own websites.
The Aquaculture Branch of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment undertakes a range of activities, such as:
- monitoring compliance with all legal requirements for operations
- taking actions against those who do not comply
- coordinating the production of Marine Farming Development Plans to ensure that developments are sustainably managed, provide maximum economic benefit and are sensitive to industry and community concerns