1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Fishing >> Aquaculture >> Marine farming >> Economic impact

Tasmanian marine farming activity is an increasingly important part of Tasmanian primary industry. It accounted for 40.8% ($136.2m) of the value of marine fishing in 2001-02. This was an increase of 80.6% on the value for 1997-98. Production of 18.9 tonnes in 2001-02 was an increase of 89.0% on production for 1997-98.

There are approximately 1,000 employees (full-time equivalent) in the industry.

MARINE AQUACULTURE, Tasmania

Weight
Value of production

Years
tonnes
$m

1997-98
10.0
75.4
1998-99
12.5
85.1
1999-2000
14.7
100.4
2000-01
16.3
112.1
2001-02
18.9
136.2

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.

Further information can be found on the Marine Farming/Aquaculture page on the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment web site.

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