Despite challenges, aquaculture sector growing in Australia

Published on
January 11, 2023
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Aquaculture is now responsible for 56 percent of the Australia’s total fisheries production and, and its importance to the country’s economy continues to grow.

Tasmania had the highest value production of any Australian state, accounting for 38 percent of the entire country’s production by value, followed by Western Australia at 14 percent and South Australia at 13 percent.

According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the gross value of Australian aquaculture products increased ... 

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