The newly appointed Assistant Minister for Fisheries the Hon. Jonathon Duniam visited Port Lincoln yesterday to meet with local industry representatives in the region.
The Minister toured Tony’s Tuna and a fish farm taking the opportunity to meet with industry leaders here in South Australia and hear about their needs.
In 2016-17, the South Australian fishing and aquaculture industry contributed almost half a billion dollars to the Australian economy.
Assistant Minister Duniam says “it was important for him to hear firsthand how the industries run and to support regional communities.
He said some of the key issue with in the fishing industries include the demand issue, the need to create more jobs and foreign trade with japan being our largest customer.
“I look forward to working with the sector in helping the industry continue to grow into the future,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.
Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said the invitation was extended in order for the new minister to become more familiar with the important Eyre Peninsula seafood region; home to the largest fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere.