Salmon Farming

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian salmon industry is Australia's most valuable seafood production sector. Learn more about salmon farm regulation and management, planning, biosecurity and animal welfare, wildlife interactions, and hatcheries and freshwater use. ​​

In this Topic

  • Draft Aquaculture Standards
    The draft standards are designed to enhance finfish farming biosecurity management, improve consistency around environmental regulation, and to ensure state-wide consistency of marine farming management controls across all aquaculture sectors.
  • New Salmon Plan
    The Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan is an enduring, long-term plan that will provide strategic direction and certainty for industry and communities into the future.
  • Salmon Regulation & Management
    The industry is regulated by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania and the independent Environment Protection Authority.
  • Salmon Farm Planning
    Planning for salmon farms involves research, environmental assessment, public consultation and review by independent experts. This approach also applies to shellfish and seaweed marine farming planning.
  • Salmon Biosecurity & Animal Welfare
    Biosecurity Tasmania is responsible for managing the biosecurity risks associated with salmon farming by monitoring fish health to detect any new or emerging diseases, as well as for upholding animal welfare standards.
  • Salmon Farming Wildlife Interactions
    Salmon farming in the marine environment has the potential to interact with protected marine wildlife, including cetaceans (whales and dolphins), seals and seabirds. The Department oversees a legal and policy framework that seeks to reduce the risks to wildlife and to the health and safety of people.
  • Salmon Hatcheries & Freshwater Use
    Freshwater hatcheries enable the salmon industry to breed and rear young salmon for transfer to marine farms.
  • Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry
    Released in 2017, the Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry details the Government’s vision and priorities for the industry.


Aquaculture Branch
Primary Industries & Water Division
Lands Building
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3110