Marine Farming Operations

​​​​​​​​​​The Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls are a uniform and contemporary set of management controls for marine farming activities in Tasmanian state waters.​

About the Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls

The Standardised Management Controls apply to all marine farming activities in Tasmanian state waters, including farming of finfish, shellfish and seaweeds.

The Standardised Management Controls provide:
  • consistency for the aquaculture industry across all Marine Farming Development Plans (Plans), where operators can work in accordance with the same controls across all areas;

  • greater efficiency in regulation, where the Department can regulate to a uniform management framework;

  • more effective stakeholder engagement about regulation of marine farming; and

  • continuous improvement by ensuring all Plans apply management controls that are consistent with contemporary management practices.​

 Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls (PDF 112Kb)​


The Minister has approved the Department progressing the required amendments to all 14 Plans to incorporate the Standardised Management Controls into each Plan, following the process specified in the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995. This process commenced in the latter half of 2023.

Developing the Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls

​Development of the Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls included a period of public consultation.

Following review of the submissions received, the Draft Standardised Management Controls were taken to the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel to advise on their suitability after amendments had been made. 

The Public Consultation Summary Report provides a summary of comments received.

 Public Consultation Summary Report - Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls (PDF 998Kb)​


Submissions on the Draft Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls are below.

 Submissions - Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls (PDF 5Mb)​​​