House Committee to hear from aquaculture groups in the southern region
AQUACULTURE industry groups from Tasmania and South Australia and an environmental peak body will appear before the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee this week as part of its current inquiry into Australia’s aquaculture sector.
The committee will hear evidence from key industry groups representing operators in southern regions, including the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association, Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association and Australian Abalone Growers Association, as well as conservation group Environment Tasmania.
"We are aware that aquaculture operators in the southern regions of Australia face unique opportunities and barriers to their growth when compared to their counterparts in the north, and are working under different regulatory frameworks," Committee Chair, Rick Wilson MP said. "We look forward to understanding the needs of these operators.
"The committee is also mindful that there are concerns about aquaculture’s impact on the environment, in Tasmania in particular, and is seeking to understand what can be done to improve consumer confidence in this important sector."
For further information, please visit the inquiry website.
Public hearing details
Date: Friday 26 November 2021
Time: 12:15pm to 2:30pm AEDT
A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at: www.aph.gov.au/live.