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Oz Hatcheries in Development as Demand Booms

AUSTRALIA - In response to growing demand Tasmania's salmon farmers are investing $23 million in two new hatcheries.

Salmon farmer Tassal has announced plans for a $16 million hatchery, while Huon Aquaculture has just commissioned a $7 million plant near Huonville, reports ABC rural.

Peter Bender, from Huon Aquaculture, says its hatchery uses a new closed-loop water recirculation system, and will provide an additional one and a half million young salmon a year.

With annual growth 15 per cent, he says the industry is now a big contributor to the state economy.

View the ABC rural story by clicking here.