Fish feeding frenzy set to hit New Zealand

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Trade

BioMar Australia has undertaken its first international dispatch from its new Tasmanian facility, just six weeks after production begun, a task made even more remarkable given it was achieved during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tasmania.

The milestone first shipment contained almost two hundred tonnes of mainly King Salmon fish feed, equivalent to filling around 10 shipping containers.

The $67 million facility in Wesley Vale has had a significant positive impact on the north-west economy since commencing operations in May this year, and across the entire state more broadly.

The facility is aiming to provide up to 110,000 tonnes of commercial fish farming feed a year for domestic and international markets, and is steadily increasing production levels ahead of schedule.

As we target $15 billion of exports by 2050 through the Tasmanian Trade Strategy, the Tasmanian Government is committed to building industry capability and empowering Tasmanian exporters to take their world-class products to customers around the globe.

There has never been a more important time to generate an ongoing economic stimulus into the local economy as we look to rebuild a stronger Tasmania, and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

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