Biosecurity programs enable the adoption of industry-wide disease control and prevention measures, which is important for all primary production industries.
About the Biosecurity Program and Regulations
The objective of the Biosecurity Program: Tasmanian Salmonid Industry (the Program) is to improve the overall biosecurity of all salmon production in Tasmania by preventing, eliminating, or minimising (wherever practicable to do so) the risks posed by infectious diseases of salmon and associated aquatic pests.
Biosecurity Program: Tasmanian Salmonid Industry (PDF 2Mb)
Certificate of Implementation of a Government Biosecurity Program - Tasmanian Salmonid Industry (PDF 369Kb)
One function of the Program sets standards for veterinary health assessment and certification to take place prior to fish being moved during production. Health assessments can only be undertaken and certified by veterinarians who hold an accreditation issued to them under the Biosecurity Act 2019.
Biosecurity Tasmania has developed an accreditation policy which describes the qualifications, skills, knowledge, and experience required for a person to be granted accreditation as a veterinary biosecurity certifier.
Accreditation Policy - Veterinary Biosecurity Certifiers (PDF 1Mb)
Certificate of Accreditation Policy for Veterinary Biosecurity Certifiers (PDF 413Kb)
To make an application for accreditation, please complete the form:
Application for accreditation as a veterinary biosecurity certifier (PDF 140Kb)
Developing the Biosecurity Program and Regulations
Development of the Bisecurity (Salmonid Biosecurity Zones) Regulations 2022 and the Biosecurity Program: Tasmanian Salmonid Industry included public consultation.
The Consultation Summary Report provides a summary of comments received.
Summary Public Consultation Report (PDF 675Kb)
Submissions on the DRAFT Biosecurity (Salmonid Biosecurity Zones) Regulations 2022 and the DRAFT Biosecurity Program: Tasmanian Salmonid Industry are below.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Australia Submission (PDF 63Kb)
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies - University of Tasmania Submission (PDF 231Kb)
Tasman Peninsula Marine Protection Submission (PDF 260Kb)
Tassal Group Submission (PDF 376Kb)
Petuna Submission (PDF 191Kb)
Tasmanian Salmon Growers Association Submission (PDF 965Kb)
Neighbours of Fish Farming Submission (PDF 60Kb)
Huon Aquaculture Submission (PDF 149Kb)
Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection Submission (PDF 48Kb)
Surfing Tasmania Inc. Submission (PDF 74Kb)
Tasmanian Independent Science Council Submission (PDF 168Kb)