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South Australia’s seafood season begins


South Australia’s seafood season has kicked off this week with a celebration of our $900 million fishing and aquaculture sectors.

Together they produce about 60,000 tonnes of seafood every year and support more than 3,000 full time jobs, mainly in regional areas.

The seafood season launch follows this week's release of 2016–17 data, which revealed a record-breaking gross food and wine revenue of $19.97 billion – an increase of more than $1 billion (or 7 per cent) on the previous year’s record results.

Wildcatch Fisheries SA Independent Chair Harry Petropoulos said South Australia has distinguished itself on the world seafood stage as a producer of high-quality, sustainable seafood.

“We wish our professional fishers a safe and bountiful season,” said Mr Petropoulos.

Throughout the month of November Brand SA’s I Choose SA campaign has been focusing on South Australia’s seafood sector, telling the stories of the people behind the fish. 

To find out more about how you can support local producers, visit www.ichoosesa.com.au.

Image Caption: Fishing and aquaculture play a big role in the development and prosperity of many South Australian coastal towns and regions.

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