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Birmingham, Duniam, Rockliff – Joint Media Release – Bridging the gap for Tasmanian exporters

20 May 2020 Tasmania’s seafood exporters and fresh food producers will have a new link to the world with additional freight flights connecting Hobart and Sydney taking to the skies from next Wednesday. Every week, two new freight flights will depart Hobart for Sydney, carrying valuable fresh produce including abalone, lobster, oysters, lettuce and dairy, [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:45:55+10:00May 20th, 2020|Media Releases|

Recreational Fishers to Continue to enjoy Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing 

14 May 2020 Australian recreational fishers can continue to enjoy southern bluefin tuna (SBT) fishing into the future, just as they are today, following preliminary results from a world leading scientific survey. At the same time, commercial fishers will enjoy the benefits of having increased certainty about their future catch levels. To better estimate the [...]

By |2020-05-14T11:19:51+10:00May 14th, 2020|Media Releases|

$15 million Forestry Transport Assistance

11 May 2020 The Federal Government is supporting the forestry industry with $15 million for salvage log transport that is critical to assisting the sector to get back on its feet following the devastating bushfires. The Forestry Transport Assistance will ensure the forestry industry can continue to source valuable wood resources that are essential to [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:51:37+10:00May 11th, 2020|Media Releases|

Huon’s show-stopping revamp

8 May 2020 The Huon Agricultural Show Society is one of six Tasmanian shows that have secured over $1.2 million in funding from the Morrison Government to transform our regional showgrounds for generations to come. Work will commence in a matter of weeks at the Huon Agricultural Society’s showgrounds at Ranelagh following the society’s successful [...]

By |2020-05-08T14:54:25+10:00May 8th, 2020|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Duniam and Birmingham – Funding lifeline for Tasmania’s zoos and wildlife parks

April 2020 Tasmania’s zoos and wildlife parks will receive a much needed funding lifeline, with the Morrison Government today unveiling a $94.6 million support package to help zoos and wildlife parks across Australia to get through the COVID-19 crisis. This funding will assist eight exhibiting zoos and wildlife parks across Tasmania with the fixed operational [...]

By |2020-04-28T11:06:50+10:00April 28th, 2020|Media Releases|

Milestone moment for world leading research in Tasmania

24 April 2020 World leading research happening right here in Tasmania has today reached a milestone on its path to enable the commercial scale production of tropical rock lobster. A Development Application has been lodged by Tasmanian company Ornatas to construct the world’s first tropical rock lobster hatchery at the IMAS Taroona laboratory, south of [...]

By |2020-04-24T12:38:24+10:00April 24th, 2020|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – McCormack, Birmingham, Littleproud, Duniam – New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

23 April 2020 A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets. In the first three weeks of its operation, over 560 Australian businesses have registered their interest in utilising the International Freight [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:27:57+10:00April 23rd, 2020|Media Releases|

Western rock lobster back on a roll 

16 April 2020 Western Australia’s rock lobster industry has received a major boost with the Morrison Government helping to secure an agreement that will see around 500 tonnes of local rock lobster headed for China. Under the new agreement, Western Australia’s Geraldton Fisherman’s Co-operative will pack 18 flights full of Western rock lobster onto planes [...]

By |2020-04-16T13:46:59+10:00April 16th, 2020|Media Releases|

Seafood Industry Australia’s Jane Lovell: thank you

9 April 2020 Outgoing Seafood Industry Association CEO Jane Lovell has been an exceptional advocate for the seafood sector across Australia. Since her appointment as the inaugural CEO of the national peak body for Australia’s seafood industry in 2017, Jane has served with dedication, passion and resolve. The leadership Jane has shown in the face [...]

By |2020-04-09T14:10:04+10:00April 9th, 2020|Media Releases|