Frequently Asked Questions

THE FACTS

Tassie Salmon: creating jobs, supporting families.

  • Aquaculture is a critical growth industry in parts of our State that are suffering.

  • The industry already generates 5,200 Tasmanian jobs, and has the potential to support many more local families.

  • Demand for seafood will more than double over the next 15 years. Tasmania produces environmentally sustainable salmon, employing unionised workers with quality jobs. Our salmon is environmentally and socially responsible.

Our community supports salmon farming because it supports our community.

  • The aquaculture industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years, and breathed new life into local communities that were struggling.

  • Tasmanian aquaculture contributes $626 million to the Tasmanian economy. By supporting Tasmanian aquaculture, you’re supporting local jobs, and giving young Tasmanians a future.

  • Aquaculture jobs are secure, permanent and unionised. A quality job is more than a pay cheque, it’s the foundation stone for a family and community.

Environmentally sustainable and economically viable, the right balance for our State. 

  • Tasmania’s salmon farmers are world leaders in sustainable practice.

  • Our industry produces clean, high-quality food - without the need to exploit our precious native fisheries.

  • Our world-class salmon farmers are among a very select few to have won accreditation from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council and WWF.

  • We know that sustainable practice is critical to the security of our jobs and viability of our industry.