The Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farming 2023 (the Environmental Standards) are now in force. They set out the industry's environmental regulatory framework under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA). The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the agency responsible for implementing the Environmental Standards and regulating the industry.
A Companion Paper that provides context and explanatory detail is also available, which is intended to be read alongside the final Environmental Standards, which are both below.
Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farming 2023 (PDF 546Kb)
Companion Paper - Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farming 2023 (PDF 2Mb)
The Environmental Standards have been prepared by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) in consultation with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), who provided the regulatory and technical content. The independent EPA is the agency responsible for implementing the Environmental Standards and regulating the finfish farming industry.
Implementation of the Environmental Standards will be supported by Technical Standards which are currently being developed by the EPA. Technical Standards will specify methodology or process requirements that will support implentation of the Environmental Standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The frequently asked questions about the Environmental Standards can be found in this document.
Copies of submissions received in response to the public invitation to comment on the DRAFT Environmental Standards can be found below. In accordance with Tasmanian Government policy, private address and contact details have not been published and are redacted from the document. Submissions that requested confidentiality have been redacted accordingly.