Seafood is Australia’s fourth most valuable food-based primary industry after beef, wheat and milk.
Seafood Processing comprises all activities involving the preparation and preservation of aquatic/marine organisms bought from local, Australian and imported sources. Primary activities involved in seafood processing include:
Crustacean, processed manufacturing
Fish cleaning or filleting
Fish fillet manufacturing
Fish paste and pate manufacturing
Canned fish manufacturing
Dried or smoked fish manufacturing
Oyster, shelling, freezing or bottling in brine
Preserved scallop manufacturing
Canned and preserved seafood manufacturing
Whole fin fish freezing
Career opportunities include seafood processing worker, food processing machine operator or seafood processing operations manager.
Based on the 2006 Census data, the Seafood Processing industry employed a total 2002 with 1,150 of those being employed full time and 690 on a part time basis.