Draft Aquaculture Standards

​New Aquaculture Standards are being drafted to enhance aquaculture biosecurity systems and environmental regulations, and to ensure aquaculture management is consistent across Tasmania.

About the Standards

The new Aquaculture Standards are part of a continuous improvement process for a sustainable aquaculture industry in Tasmania. Currently in varying stages of development, the standards build on existing regulatory requirements and formalise voluntary measures being undertaken by the industry. 

Development of the new standards is an action arising from the Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for Salmon Industry 2017, which has since been replaced by the Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 2023.

The Aquaculture Standards Key Steps​ Flow Chart provides you with an overview on what is being progressed by the Department.

 Aquaculture Standards Key Steps - Flow Chart (PDF 164Kb)​

In this topic

  • Biosecurity
    The objective of the Biosecurity 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 salmonids and associated exotic aquatic pests. Biosecurity Regulations provide the legislative framework to support this Program.
  • Environment
    The purpose of the Draft Environmental Standards is to support sustainable marine finfish farming in Tasmania by establishing the environmental management requirements to be applied by the Environment Protection Authority.
  • 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.