Aquaculture Species in Tasmania

​​​​Tasmania has a diverse aquaculture industry producing several commercially farmed species, with both established and emerging operations that vary in scale and production output. 

Salmon Farming

Tasmania has the most valuable salmon industry in Australia, with the largest marine salmon-farming area in the country supplying over 90 per cent of Australian Atlantic salmon production.

Learn more about salmon farming.

Oyster Farming

Tasmanian oysters are recognised as some of the highest quality in Australia. With several operators across the state, oyster farming is one of Tasmania’s leading aquaculture sectors. 

Learn more about oyster farming.

Abalone Farming

Abalone farming is a developing sector of the Tasmanian aquaculture industry, with several abalone farms operating across the state demonstrating promising growth. 

Learn more about abalone farming.

Seaweed Farming

As a promising emerging industry, Tasmania is leading innovative research trials exploring the benefits of commercial seaweed farming in the state. 

Learn more about seaweed farming​.

​Other Species

​Tasmania is home to several aquaculture operations that are focused on the small-scale farming of other species, including seahorses and mussels.

Learn more about other species farmed in Tasmania​.


Aquaculture Branch

Primary Industries & Water Division
Lands Building,
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street,
Hobart, TAS, 7000.