Monday, January 23, 2012

Tasmania aquaculture skills shortage

Tasmania's multimillion-dollar aquaculture industry is under threat, due to a shortage of skilled staff. A number of reasons are cited for the lack of skilled workers availability, such as competition from the mining sector and skilled workers being reluctant to relocate which is causing a major concern for Tasmania aquaculture industry according to a new report released by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

"In this labour market environment, the industry faces a number of challenges, including less skilled people applying for positions, a high turnover of staff and adapting to the ageing Australian workforce,'' the report said. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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