$56 million BioMar facility given green light in Tasmania

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Multi-mullion aqua feed production facility gets the go ahead.

BioMar Australia has been given the tick of approval to build an aqua feed production facility capable of producing 110,000 tonnes in Wesley Vale, Northern Tasmania. The USD 56 million (EUR 35,7 million) project was first earmarked last year, but the development application has now been officially approved by the Latrobe Council as reported in Tasmania Talks.

One in three farmed salmon in Tasmania is fed BioMar fish feed products, currently being exported from Scotland.

The fish food production facility will be built to meet Tasmania’s growing salmon industry’s demand – whose primary players are Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna.

The project is expected to take 14 months to construct and to generate up to 250 construction jobs.