Tasmanian Seafoods Pty Ltd
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.
Currently, the processing of abalone is conducted in three factories, located at Smithton and Margate in Tasmania. Tasmanian Seafoods depots are well positioned to assist in providing the freshest abalone for export as it is sourced from Australia’s southern oceans surrounding Tasmania, the south coast of Victoria and Western Australia. The result is a well organised network, which maintains supplies of abalone to be processed for export on a regular basis.