The gross value of production from Tasmania's fisheries increased by 8.0% from 2000-01 to 2001-02. Most of the increase came from the Aquaculture sector, where the gross value of production increased by $24.1m.
FISHERIES PRODUCTION, Tasmania
|Rock lobster (quota managed)(a)|
|Abalone (quota managed)(a)(b)|
|Giant crab (quota managed)(a)|
|Total wild fisheries|
p preliminary - figures subject to revision
(a) Total weight of quota managed species calculated from data provided via fishers quota dockets.
(b) Average $/kg for abalone calculated from Department's quarterly abalone beach price calculations. The final figure here is a weighted average of these calculations. Average $/kg for all other species are calculated from processor monthly returns. The figures presented here represent a weighted average of the data. Note that there may not be a direct correlation between the total weight (declared by the fisher) and the average $/kg (declared by the processor). The variation is due to many factors.
Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.