1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Of all States and Territories, Tasmania has the highest proportion of persons aged 19 years and over who consume fish and seafood products (8.0% of Tasmanians). This compares with 6.0% for Australia. As well, Tasmanians consume the highest mean daily intake of fish and seafood products (14 grams per person) and fin fish (excluding canned) (9 grams per person) of all States and Territories.

(Source: National Nutrition Survey, 1995: Foods Eaten, Australia, cat. no. 4804.0)

Fish contribute a number of important nutrients, some of which are marginal in the Australian diet. Fish is a very valuable source of protein as well as a major source of minerals and vitamins, such as iron, zinc, vitamin B12 and n-3 fats.

(Source: Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults, 2003, NHMRC)

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