The Tasmanian and Nova Scotian governments are working together to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture in both the Australian and Canadian regions.
Written by: Aquaculture North America
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Tasmania’s Primary Industries and Water Minister Guy Barnett and Nova Scotia’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell signed the agreement in mid-February after a meeting which included representatives from Nova Scotia’s seafood sector.
Minister Barnett stated the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “will ensure a mechanism for shared learning and knowledge exchange on fisheries and aquaculture development.”
He added, “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.”
The delegation from Nova Scotia also visited Tasmanian fishers, heard from our fisheries experts and discussed fishing practices with the industry.