A SEAFOOD expo hit QVMAG with a splash yesterday, drawing more than 800 people through its doors to explore the state's $600 million seafood industry.
The Science of Seafood expo at Inveresk gave attendees a chance to peek behind the scenes.
QVMAG natural sciences curator David Maynard said the free expo had been a good mix of science and fun.
"There's been lots of activities and lots of information about the industry," Mr Maynard said.
"We made sure the community tried some of the food before talking to people from the industry - scientists and participants."
Tassal, Petuna and Kyeema donated produce for taste tests on the day - scallops, smoked salmon and deep-sea trevalla were all on the menu.
"People also learnt how to choose safe, quality seafood," Mr Maynard said.
National Centre for Marine Conservation director John Purser said the day highlighted the way industry and academia worked closely together.
"The research we undertake with our industry partners aims to improve the efficiency of seafood production and supply, and ultimately provide a high-quality product," Professor Purser said.