The Tasmanian salmon industry is seeking to grow production safely and sustainably over the next two decades, further increasing the tangible benefits to the Tasmanian community. Our aim is to deliver this by being the most environmentally sustainable salmon industry in the world – creating an industry that all Tasmanians can be proud of.
Both industry and the Government recognise that to achieve this bold vision for a world class salmon industry in Tasmania, we require a clear focus on development of both sea and land-based farming operations, utilisation of the best available technologies, and collaboration with researchers and aquaculture innovators. This includes consideration of farming systems that promote sustainable growth and innovative developments, such as off-shore (high energy) technology.
FRDC are also keen to see their investment tested to ensure that the science is indeed relevant and achieving its desired outcome. If there are opportunities to learn information from overseas then the FRDC is keen to investigate this.
Chair Steering Committee
PROFESSOR CHRIS CARTER