The Pacific Pacific salmon are being sold in a “pink slip” fashion for $5 each.
The sale comes as Queensland grapples with a shortage of salmon, and is raising concern about the viability of the industry in the state.
“There’s been no official response from Queensland about the sale of Pacu salmon, but that’s something we’re now investigating,” Mr Bhattacharya said.
Mr Bhattocharya said Queenslanders were buying fish from overseas for around $4 each.
“I think there’s a very real possibility of a fish-for-purchase scheme in Queensland,” he said.
“We are working with our fisheries department and the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage to investigate and it will be up to Queenslanders to decide whether or not they want to buy fish for the price of a ticket.”
Mr Bhatacharya says the sale was a “one-off” and he has no plans to follow through with a similar scheme.
“It’s a one-off and the market is not as saturated as we had hoped,” he told ABC Radio Queensland.
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