Aust seafood demand expected to double

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
30 August 2006, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - Demand for seafood is expected to double in Australia in the next 15 years. But with depleting wild fish stocks and the local fishing industry only supplying about a third of what's on our dinner plates right now, it calls into question where this brain food is going to come from. An international conference on the aquaculture industry is being held in Adelaide to discuss just that, as Susan McDonald reports. Today, the morning routine of the deckhands on this tuna boat starts in a similar way to most people: the newspaper, breakfast television and cups of coffee, only this all takes place six miles off Port Lincoln's coast in preparation for a tuna harvest. Well, I suppose the nature of our game is fattening up southern blue fin tuna for the export market. The job involves various tasks from catching to feeding, harvesting. Source: