Tassal reels in $3.8m in federal funds for fish protein and oil facility

TASSAL has reeled in a $3.85 million Federal Government grant towards a new $5 million fish protein and oil facility near Triabunna. The Tasmanian salmon producer today welcomed the grant, which will go towards the 20,000 tonne per annum fish byproduct processing plant.

Justin O’Connor, Tassal’s head of engineering and risk, said the purpose-built facility would be located on farm land about 4km north of the East Coast town on the Tasman Highway. The area has been hard hit in recent years with the closure of the Gunns woodchip mill.

Mr O’Connor said the new plant would be capable of processing all suitable fish waste generated in Tasmania.

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