Seafood exports from South Australia have practically doubled since 1997-98. The latest figures to be released show that in terms of value, seafood exports have risen to A$438m this financial year, from A$236m in 1997-8. Since last July, more than A$100m worth have been exported to Hong Kong alone. 

Rob Kerin, deputy premier, visited Hong Kong last weekend, where he spoke of the enormity of the Asian seafood market: "This massive jump is largely due to the increase in aquaculture, particularly farmed seafood developments, which is tapping in to the demand for fresh, high-quality seafood."