Industry Strategy and Innovation

​​​​​​The Tasmanian aquaculture industry is the most valuable in Australia, with strategic partnerships and innovative approaches to increase efficiencies and grow the sector.

About Industry Strategy and Innovation

The Tasmanian Government seeks to continually identify innovative sustainable growth options for the aquaculture industry, while responding to emerging issues with robust regulatory frameworks, strategic planning and policy responses. 

Industry development responds to the latest insights from Tasmania’s world-class research projects and builds on the aquaculture industry’s advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023

The Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023 provides an enduring strategic framework to guide the Government’s long term priorities for the industry – responsive to the changing needs of salmon farmers, supporting businesses and the wider community.

Aquaculture Standards

New Aquaculture Standards enhance aquaculture biosecurity systems and environmental regulations, and ensure aquaculture management is consistent across Tasmania.

Learn more about the Aquaculture Standards​.

Research and Innovation

Tasmania is an established location for aquaculture research and has a strong commitment to manufacturing and technological innovation, and continuous improvement.​

Learn more about research and innovation​.

​Aquaculture in Adjacent Commonwealth Waters

As the home of Australia’s largest aquaculture sector, Tasmania is supporting ground-breaking research to explore the feasibility and potential benefits of aquaculture in Commonwealth waters.


Aquaculture Branch

Primary Industries & Water Division
Lands Building,
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street,
Hobart, TAS, 7000.