Tasmania is the largest producer of seafood by value in Australia and is a supplier of high quality fresh and frozen seafood produce to both domestic and valuable export markets, principally in South-east Asia.
The Tasmanian seafood industry comprises three primary sectors: wild-catch, aquaculture and seafood processing. Aquaculture cultivates aquatic species under controlled conditions and wild-catch captures aquatic species from natural environments. The seafood processing sector involves the processing and packing of wild-catch and aquaculture produce.
The need for new workers within the seafood industry will be high in the medium to long term as some sectors expand and grow (salmon) or the current workforce age and retire (rock lobster and abalone)
-Tasmanian Seafood Industry 5-10 year Strategic Plan and Workforce Profile 2017