A.R. Garth Fish Processor
Abalone Farms Australia Pty Ltd
AFA is a land based farm on the East Coast of Tasmania growing Hybrid and Greenlip abalone.
Abalone Farms Australia which is located at Bicheno, Tasmania, is part of the Southseas Abalone group which also has farms in South Australia and Victoria.
We produce abalone from spawning to market size depending on customer requirements. We currently hold 80 tonne, with each and every one of our abalone hand nurtured and lovingly grown in the crystal clean waters of the East Coast of Tasmania, one of the cleanest environments on earth. So we can deliver you the cleanest, sweetest, most tender abalone in the world.
Product development has seen AFA establish a brine freezing system which instantly freezes the abalone maintaining the integrity and high quality attributes of the Greenlip and Hybrid abalone. The company export brine frozen and canned abalone through our national marketing company AUSAB.
Ashmore Foods Tasmania
Ashmore Foods is a food processing and marketing company specialising in Tasmanian Seafood sourced from some of the world's best quality seafood straight from the cleanest oceans, bays and rivers in the world.
Retailing and wholesaling from HACCP facilities to local and interstate markets.
Our oysters are harvested from farms across the state, including the cool waters off Bruny Island in Tasmania's south, the sparkling bays around the east coast and the remote waters of Smithton in the state's northwest.
Our salmon comes from the Van Diemen farm, based in the beautiful Tamar Valley in Tasmania's north. Every seafood product with the Ashmore's brand is carefully selected and prepared before it is shipped to customers. It is our aim is to bring the finest seafood from the ocean to the plate as quickly and efficiently as possibl
Australian Maritime College (AMC)
As Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research, the Australian Maritime College (AMC) sits amongst the top 10 maritime training institutions in the world and attracts an international and national student cohort.
AMC is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia’s fourth oldest university, and was one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), which represents five continents. AMC offers qualifications in the fields of maritime engineering; marine conservation and resource sustainability; coastal and international seafaring; and maritime business and logistics management.
AMC is located across three purpose-built campuses in Australia’s southern-most state, Tasmania. At the heart of its strength lies a suite of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including a fleet of training vessels; ship simulators; engineering workshops; firefighting, survival and damage control facilities; as well as the unique cluster of hydrodynamic facilities that include a towing tank, model test basin, circulating water channel and a cavitation research laboratory. Many of these facilities are also used commercially by maritime, marine and allied organisations – cementing AMC’s close links with industry. This means that students and graduates are able to access work experience and possible employment opportunities with these organisations.
Barilla Bay – Tasmania
Barilla Bay established in 1979 is one of Tasmania’s leading suppliers of premium Pacific oysters to interstate and local markets.
To further enhance the brand and reputation we have a gourmet produce store, a la carte restaurant and offer farm tours.
Barilla Bay Oysters are grown and harvested in Australia’s premium shellfish growing environment, the cold clean Southern Ocean waters of South East Tasmania. The delicate taste and texture of Barilla Bay Oysters reflect the natural quality of the water in which they are grown.
Barilla Bay is surrounded by fully landscaped gardens and overlooks the spectacular scenery of Pittwater and kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The relaxed atmosphere of our seafood restaurant will allow you to enjoy a totally Tasmanian dining experience. Capturing the essence of Tasmania, Barilla Bay restaurant’s focus on fresh, local produce allows the chef to create an uncomplicated and approachable style of food, we are sure you will savour as a highlight of your visit to Tasmania. Enjoy our quality casual service, contemporary cuisine, and beautiful location with friends, family, or business colleagues. Large groups can also be catered for – Barilla Bay Restaurant is available for corporate functions, wedding receptions and special events.
The retail shop sells freshly opened or unopened available daily and has an extensive range of quality Tasmanian produce for sale.
Barilla Bay also offers public and private Land Based Oyster Farm, CandyAb Abalone and Gillespie's Ginger Beer tours with complimentary shucked oysters.
Producer of high end dried greenlip and blacklip abalone for both domestic sales to all states of Australia and export into SE Asia.
Candy Ab began operations late 2011 as a direct result of the devastation caused by the Japanese Tsunami that destroyed the worlds best supply of dried abalone. Candy Ab is being regarded as a producer able attain the same high end standards of Japanese production.
Candy Ab harvests only wild caught abalone from the cleanest greenest waters from all the coasts of Tasmania. Our product is produced with abalone and sea salt, no other ingredient, totally natural.
Candy Ab has set up on the water side of the Barilla Bay Oyster site adjacent to Hobart Airport where together with Barilla Bay offer visitor experiences with tours, tastings and direct sales.
Freycinet Marine Farm
Freycinet Marine Farm is a world class oyster and mussel farm, owned by Giles and Julia Fisher. We also offer the very best of Tasmanian seafood at our farm gate cafe.
Freycinet Marine Farm harvests oysters and mussels daily from its own leases and brings them direct to you at their award winning farm gate outlet. We will cook or serve fresh for you to enjoy on our undercover deck or you can take away to enjoy in another beautiful location around the lovely Freycinet peninsula. We also stock a wide variety of seasonal local Tasmanian seafood, including rock lobster, abalone, salmon and scallops, urchin and a selection of the best local wine and beers to enjoy with your seafood are also available. We also offer farm tours, and partner with Saffire Freycinet who operate their exclusive wader tours at our farm.
Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd
Based in Hideaway Bay, near the mouth of the Huon River, Huon Aquaculture is Australia’s second largest producer of Atlantic salmon.
Huon Valley Seafoods Pty Ltd
Seafood Processing Plant including blast freezing facilities
Welcome to Huon Valley Seafood's
A privately owned seafood processing and packaging business, Huon Valley Seafood's Pty Ltd was established in 2000.
Located in Huonville, the gateway to the beautiful Huon Valley in Tasmania, our team is committed to delivering the best...and we have fun doing it! We are passionate about service and being viewed as the benchmark in seafood processing.
Our goal is to satisfy our customers' needs through timely delivery, providing the best value for money with efficient and courteous service and superior reliable quality products.
We are committed to:
•Understanding and responding to our customers' needs and expectations
•Providing outstanding quality
•Improving systems and/or production to generate continuous high quality and productivity levels
•Developing a trained and motivated workforce with full accountability and responsibility
•Establishing long-term relationships with suppliers and customers.
Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service, value and are committed to serving the community.
Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service and value and are committed to serving the community and providing fresh local produce.
With more than 80 stores trading under IGA branding, IGA customers can be assured that when they are shopping IGA they are enabling local Tasmanian businesses to continue to be active in the communities that they serve.
Tasmanian Independent Retailers (TIR) is responsible for the marketing and development of IGA stores in Tasmania whereas Island Fresh Produce (IFP) is responsible for the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetable products into stores.
In addition to direct employment, IGA stores’ trading activities indirectly provide support and employment opportunities for thousands of other Tasmanians. IGA members keep local money circulating locally, creating significant revenue and investment spin-offs throughout the State.
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), established in 2010, comprises the University of Tasmania's internationally recognised expertise across the full spectrum of temperate marine, Southern Ocean and Antarctic research and education.
Kai Ho Ocean Treasure
Kai Ho Ocean Treasure harvests, processes and markets Tasmanian sea vegetables for the edible market. Kai Ho aims to be the premier supplier of edible seaweed products in Australia.
Kai Ho Sea Vegetables aims to be the premier supplier of edible seaweed products in Australia. These will be primarily Tasmanian sourced and be valued for their quality and reliability of supply building on the Tasmanian Brand. All products sold will have been acquired while respecting the environment from which they came.
King Island Brand Management Group
King Island Brand Management Group is a Special Committee of King Island Council, comprised of local representatives. The group aims to champion the values of King Island Brand and ensure continued community support.
Activities will build on the strengths of established perceptions of King Island through the quality and promotion of its dairy, beef, seafood, rainwater products and tourism while ensuring any of these established perceptions are not compromised through implementing Brand King Island.
Products registered for use of King Island Brand logo: King Island Tourism Inc. and King Island Seafood
Lobster Shack Tasmania
Lobster Shack Tasmania - providing fresh premium Tasmanian seafood.
Lobster Shack Tasmania - situated on the foreshore of the beautiful East Coast town of Bicheno - provides a unique and enticing Tasmanian seafood experience. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy fresh-caught, premium seafood, all while taking-in the magnificent views from its envied waterfront location. Seafood available includes our signature Southern Rock Lobster both live and cooked, deep sea fish, Atlantic Salmon, Ocean Trout, fresh local Oysters, fresh seafood platters, and many more Tasmanian seafood delicacies.
Melshell Oysters provide a superior oyster experience from the waters of Great Oyster Bay. Premium Oysters are sold at our farm gate at Yellow Sandbanks, Dolphin Sands Tasmania.
We are encouraging the hunter gatherers visiting the east coast to come to our farm and get some of the freshest oysters available.
Visitors have described our produce as “Blindingly Fresh” and “Dolly Parton Plump”. Another customer claimed “Melshell Oyster has no peer in our region and possibly in the whole of Tasmania. A big claim, to be sure, however I can personally vouch they were superb”.
We now have ½ shell oysters and live oysters available.
Mures is an iconic Tasmanian family business that offers customers a variety of quality seafood which is sustainably caught and sourced with an emphasis on Australian wild catch.
Mures has an excellent selection of seafood most of which is caught abroad their own line fishing vessel, Diana, as well as a variety of wild catch and farmed species.
The Mures affinity for the sea and fishing spans over 40 years where their seafood is delivered in a timely and professional manner, reflecting the exceptional standard that Mures is famous for.
Local seafood is smoked, spiced, cured and pickled to produce Mures award-winning gourmet product range using original recipes, time honoured techniques and the care that only comes from long family tradition. The range includes traditional smoked salmon and trout, pates and terrines, sauces, soups and a unique range of European delicacies. Their fish are smoked in small batches using Tasmanian Oak and sliced by hand. Such attention to detail imparts the refined flavour and texture unique to Mures and ensures superior quality and consistency with every product.
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.
Two complementary associations, the Tasmanian Shellfish Executive Council (TSEC) and the Tasmanian Oyster Research Council (TORC), collaborated to form Oysters Tasmania in 2009. Oysters Tasmania employs an executive officer service to coordinate and communicate the objectives and activities of these not-for-profit organisations.
Petuna Pty Ltd (Petuna Seafood)
Petuna, by Peter and Una Rockliff, is proudly Tasmanian since 1949.
Shellfish Culture Ltd
Sheelfish Culture is an oyster hatchery with operations in Tasmania and South Australia.
Spring Bay Seafoods Pty Ltd
Spring Bay Seafoods produces, processes and markets blue mussels, scallops, abalone and Pacific oysters that are sought after by connoisseurs of fine food from around the world.
The company's blue mussels and most of its scallops are produced in its 3,500 hectare marine farm, which lies four miles offshore in pristine, sheltered waters adjacent to Tasmanias Maria Island National Park. This unique facility, which is the largest sub-surface marine farm in Australia, is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of strong cold local currents, providing exceptional conditions to produce a range of mussels and scallops that are considered by many culinary experts to be the best in the world.
Spring Bay has recently become the first company in Australia to market clean shaven mussels. The company has installed an innovative system at its state-of-the-art processing facility in Triabunna that removes the beard and leaves the mussel looking well groomed and ready for the pot.
Importer to Hong Kong and China of premium fresh produce, seafoods, wines and gourmet foods sourced from Tasmania for the high end F&B, premium supermarkets and home delivery markets.
Tasmania is well regarded in Asia as THE WORLD'S NATURAL LARDER - a source of high quality foods, products that are the result of passionate producers, rich soils, cleanest water, freshest air, that taste better and are more nutritious.
We are importer and distributor into Asia of Tasmanian sourced produce to international markets in Asia namely, Hong Kong and China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan.
The portfolio includes fresh and frozen salmon, cold smoked salmon, mussels, abalone, oysters, cherries, apples, cider, milk & cheese, truffles, Manuka honey and others gourmet foods under the Brand Tasmanian grocer, as sourced from Tasmanian growers and producers for the high end F&B and premium retailers and online shops.
We source seasonal products direct from these producers for optimum freshness and quality and market them and their product stories in Asia under the brand umbrella of Tas'Mania ... together with a trust mark as to the source to attest to the authenticity of the produce.
Tasmania Maritime Network
The Tasmania Maritime Network comprises the heart of the maritime industry, boasting innovative and world leading companies with leading edge products, technology and services, supported by highly adaptive and skilled workforces.
Tasmanian Eel Exporters
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.
Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association (TRLFA)
The Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association is a not for profit organisation formed in 1985 to represent the interests of rock lobster fisherss
The TRLFA Ltd is the Government recognised peak representative body for the commercial rock lobster fishery in Tasmania. Its role is to represent,advocate and promote the rights, best interests and views of its members to Government, regulatory bodies and non-government organisations. This role includes the promotion of the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery and southern rock lobster(jasus edwardsii) both nationally and internationally
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) is the peak body representing the interests of wild capture fishers, marine farmers and seafood processors in Tasmania.
Tasmania is the largest producer of seafood by value in Australia and is a supplier of high quality fresh and frozen seafood produce to the 8 out of 10 Australians who buy seafood and to valuable export markets, principally in South-east Asia.
The Council works in conjunction with the industry sector groups to ensure that all sectors of industry are ecologically sustainable and make an ongoing economic contribution to the Tasmanian economy, particularly in regional areas.
The activities of the Council are overseen by a Board that is elected biannually by TSIC members. While the primary focus of TSIC as an industry representative organisation is on the generic issues that are 'cross sectoral' in nature, the industry sector groups focus more closely on the issues that are of concern specifically to their sector. Issues include management arrangements, compliance, research and market access.
Tassal Group Ltd
For over 28 years, Tassal has been bringing delicious, fresh and healthy Tasmanian Atlantic salmon from our pristine waters to your table.
Tassal commenced operations in 1986 and today is Australia’s largest aquaculture company with over 800 employees who are committed to providing Australians with sustainably and responsibly sourced salmon. Tassal produces fresh, smoked, canned and frozen salmon products and sell through Australian grocery and wholesale markets under the Tassal and Superior Gold brands. With passion and years of innovation and knowledge, the company is committed to bringing you the world’s most delicious salmon along with cooking tips and easy recipe ideas for every season and occasion.
The Jellyfish App Pty Ltd
A Global GPS based App, that informs /identifies/location based alerts and provides first aid advise for a jellyfish species around the world.
This product was designed and created totally within Australia, Tasmania to be specific.
This innovative App is the only one of its kind in the world whereby through a feature of the paid version allows the user to interact with the worlds leading authority on the species of Jellyfish.
the app has been in operation since dec 2016 and has now been downloaded into 61 different countries, and through its News section is attempting to partner with Tasmanian businesses to help promote their story and therefore obtain global exposure.
the App is available for both iPhone, iPad or Android phone devices, the app has just been converted to include a Chinese language version and is currently being adapted for the French language.
To obtain further information please visit www.thejellyfishapp.com
The state's (and countries) finest producer of smoked Ocean Trout and Smokes Salmon Products.
Woodbridge Smokehouse uses Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout grown in the pristine ocean waters of Tasmania to make our award winning smoked fish product range. The fish we use are specially selected for curing in sea salt and sweet Demerara sugar and are then slowly smoked with a special combination of Applewood and Oakwood chips and other seasonal woods for 12 hours to deliver an intense yet balanced flavour.
Situated on the verdant south-east coast of Tasmania, Woodbridge Smokehouse is set in our own 25 acre organic apple orchard. Traditional hand-smoking processes using our own fruit tree wood create the delicate and distinctive flavours for which Woodbridge Smokehouse is renowned.
Tasmania fisheries agreement
An agreement, which is designed to strengthen aquaculture in Tasmania and regional Canada, has been signed. It encourages sector growth through a shared knowledge between both regions. The Memorandum of Understanding was inked by Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister, Guy Barnett, and Nova Scotia’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Keith Colwell, who led a visiting delegation to the state. It fosters an information exchange around fisheries and aquaculture development between Tasmania and Nova Scotia. It's another important boost for one of the state’s most important industries according to Minister Barnett: “The Tasmanian Government is looking forward to working cooperatively with the Nova Scotian Government, as we both continue to develop and improve best practice fishing. Tasmania’s $947 million per annum seafood sector is synonymous with our premium food brand, and we are always looking at ways to value add.”
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Incentive plan targets sea urchin pest
An innovative Tasmanian plan to rid the ocean of a devastating pest is also helping to establish a new export industry. Divers are being paid to collect sea urchins, which are then sent to a processing factory for a roe-based export industry. Already the incentive program, initiated by the Tasmanian Abalone Council [TACL], has resulted in more than a million of these marine pests being harvested. Sea urchins have devastated kelp beds on the East Coast and are one of the major contributors to lost productivity of abalone reefs. The TACL said it was part of a multi-faceted effort by industry, government and scientists to slow down the spread of the Centrostephanus sea urchin as water temperatures rise. TACL chief executive, Dean Lisson, told The Advocate: "The aim of the program is to reduce degradation of productive abalone habitat while assisting the start-up of the Centrostephanus sea urchin export industry.”
19 March 2019, Edition 203
Artificial kelp reefs unlock secrets
Artificial reefs could help preserve Tasmania’s famous giant kelp forests, with scientists hoping the reefs may shed light on why seaweed ecosystems are being degraded around the world. Researchers from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart built an array of artificial reefs off Tasmania’s East Coast where kelp forests have been impacted by climate change and invasive sea urchins. They want to test how adult kelp, at different densities and sizes, modify their physical environment and influence juveniles. Lead researcher, Dr Cayne Layton, said: “Increasingly kelp are being threatened by stressors such as ocean warming, urbanisation and pollution … We built a series of artificial reefs and transplanted kelp at different densities and patch sizes, recording how the environment within these patches differed and how that influenced the juvenile kelp.”
14 February 2019, Edition 202
Federal tick for Storm Bay salmon
The federal Environment Department has given the green light to Tassal’s expansion plans in Storm Bay, south of Hobart. Tassal is proposing to add four, 45-hectare salmon leases, near Wedge Island. It has been decided that Tassal does not require approval under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. However, a Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment spokeswoman told The Mercury: “Marine farming lease areas and authorisations to conduct marine farming operations, in the form of marine farming licences and environmental licences, must be in effect before Tassal can commence marine farming operations within the newly established marine farming zone.” The Tasmanian Government ticked off on the plans late last year on the recommendation of the Marine Farming Review Panel. Tassal will now work through the state’s environmental licence process to progress its planned Storm Bay expansion.
14 February 2019, Edition 202
National Export win for local company
Hobart-based Echoview has won a gong at the prestigious Australian Export Awards. The software company took out the award for Digital Technologies at the 56th annual event held in Canberra last month. Echoview specialises in hydro-acoustic data that assesses fish populations for stock assessment and sustainability studies. It has customers in more than 65 countries and 95 per cent of its business comes from export sales. As he praised Echoview, Premier Will Hodgman pointed out: “The latest international merchandise exports figures confirm global demand for Tasmanian products continues to surge, with the annual export growth rate reaching 26 per cent, three times the national rate. The Tasmanian Government is committed to expanding and developing international markets for Tasmanian businesses to export their world-class goods and services globally.”
7 December 2018, Edition 201
When they set up their salmon business as a side hobby, Frances and Peter Bender – the founders of Huon Aquaculture – could never have imagined they would create history by becoming the first fish farmers to be named Australian Farmer of the Year.
9 November 2018
One of the world’s top chefs, Brazilian Alex Atala, has ‘been seduced’ by Tasmania’s seafood during a day on the water cruising the beautiful D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
8 November 2018, Edition 200
Mapping Tasmania’s shellfish future
A boost for Tasmania’s world-class shellfish sector. The State Government is partnering with the shellfish and oyster industry to enhance the state’s reputation for quality seafood. This year’s State Budget delivered $400,000, over four years, to establish the Tasmanian Shellfish Market Access program (ShellMAP). Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, says the signing of the ShellMAP agreement with Oysters Tasmania and the Tasmanian Seafood Council demonstrates how the Government is working to improve the capacity of the oyster industry to manage market access, food safety and Tasmania’s reputation for quality seafood. The new ShellMAP management committee will be led by Ian Cartwright, a marine resource management specialist with more than 30 years’ experience. He is also currently a Commissioner for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
12 September 2018, Edition 198
Tassie oysters declared foodie heaven
Savouring plump fresh Tasmanian oysters straight from the water at Freycinet is officially one of the world’s most divine food experiences. That bible of travel – Lonely Planet – has released this year’s coveted Ultimate Eatlist of top 500 dining experiences, and our oysters make the cut at the number 13 spot. The Ultimate Eatlist authors write: “As an oyster lover you owe yourself a pilgrimage to the bivalve mollusc mecca that is Tasmania. For fans of fresh shellfish the whole East Coast is a dream destination.” Food-writers, bloggers, and The Lonely Planet’s well-travelled staff, all cast votes for the ultimate list of their most memorable foodie experiences. Entries are evaluated on taste, cultural importance, and location ambience. Eating pintxos [bar snacks] in San Sebastian, Spain was voted the ultimate eat, closely followed by a bowl of curry laksa in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Sushi in Tokyo rounded out the top three foodie experiences.
12 September 2018, Edition 198
Salmon for chefs
The world can’t get enough of Tasmania’s salmon, and chefs are the big winners with a new product launched onto the market. Local salmon producer – Huon Aquaculture – has released a new Chef Series product range designed especially for food service professionals. Huon co-founder, Francis Bender explained: “Over the years, we have worked closely with a lot of chefs and we have listened to what they need in their kitchens; the same Huon quality but in larger quantities and with less fiddly packaging. This is how our Chef Series came to life.” This new range includes pate and caviars in larger 1kg sizes. There is also a new banquet-ready salmon that is hand-sliced horizontally and unique to Huon. Francis and Peter Bender established Huon aquaculture in 1986. The company now produces approximately 24,000 tonnes of salmon every year from farm sites around Tasmania.
3 July 2018, Edition 196