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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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There were 1,400 Tasmanians employed in commercial fishing in 1996. Of these, 684 were employed in aquaculture, and 398 were employed in marine fishing. This figure of 1,400 compares with 1,121 Tasmanians employed in commercial fishing at the time of the 1991 Census, and 759 at the time of the 1981 Census.

EMPLOYMENT IN COMMERCIAL FISHING(a), Tasmania

Census year
Marine fishing
Aquaculture
Total

1981
n.a.
n.a.
759
1986
n.a.
n.a.
1,027
1991
n.a.
n.a.
1,121
1996
398
684
1,400

n.a. not available
(a) People involved in fish processing or as contractors (e.g. providing transport) are classified to other industries e.g. manufacturing, transport.

Source: ABS data available on request, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996 Census of Population and Housing.


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