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Governor Impressed by Seafood Industry

AUSTRALIA - South Australian Governor Kevin Scarce toured the aquaculture facilities of the region to view the industry at first hand.

Mr Scarce visited the aquaculture facilities at Arno Bay, Coffin Bay, Boston Point and Port Lincoln, including a dinner at the Port Lincoln Hotel hosted by Clean Seas operator Hagen Stehr.

The governor said he wanted to see how the local industry worked first-hand, so he could aid promotion, according to the Port Lincoln Times.

"I do some trade promotion, and we have lots of international guests, and I’m often asked about the industry – now I can tell them," he told the Times.

"I had no idea it was quite so large or the fishing fleet was as extensive as it is.

"We’ve looked at kingfish, mulloway, tuna, oysters and abalone and I’ve been up to the canning factory."

Mr Scarce had learned about the challenges facing the industry, including future staffing issues.

View the Port Lincoln Times S tory story by clicking here.