Oysters Tasmania is the peak body representing oyster and shellfish growers throughout Australia’s beautiful island state. The Tasmanian oyster industry is a vibrant and developing marine farming sector in Tasmania. The Tasmanian oyster industry currently provides direct employment for over 300 people, who produce around 4 million dozen oysters each year, with an estimated ‘farm gate’ value of $24 million.
Live wild freshwater eel exporters (Anguila australis and Anguila rheinhardtii) both species native to Tasmania sent directly by air to Mainland Australia and overseas markets predominately in Japan, South Korea and China. Suppliers of hot smoked eel.
The Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association is a not for profit organisation formed in 1985 to represent the interests of rock lobster fisherss
Allen Hansen is a former US Marine Corps Captain, whose hobby of abalone diving while living in California attracted him to Tasmania where he pioneered the commercial abalone export trade of Australia. He is responsible for establishing Tasmanian Seafoods Pty. Ltd. which, since its modest beginnings in 1969, has grown to be the largest processor of abalone in Australia.