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Confidence in Tasmanian Seafood Industry's Recovery

Lucy Towers
16 April 2013, at 1:00am

TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - Following a tough six months of sewage spills and Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) causing chaos in the seafood industry, the government is confident that the industry will recover.

Primary Industries, Water and Environment Minister Bryan Green said Tasmania's strong reputation for quality produce would see the industry through the tough times, reports the Examiner.

"Our seafood has a strong domestic and international brand and I'm confident it will carry the industry through these present challenges," Mr Green said.

Tourism Minister Scott Bacon also tipped the industry to rebuild, adding that the state's seafood would continue to attract visitors from the mainland and beyond.

"Through our ongoing consumer research, we have seen no evidence at this stage to suggest the state's brand has been adversely affected by the issues affecting the seafood sector," he said.

"In addition, fishing and water tourism businesses have not reported negative effects."