Draft Aquaculture Standards

​Submissions have now closed.​​​​​​​

Members of the public were invited to have their say on the development of three new aquaculture standards to support sustainable aquaculture industries in Tasmania.

​The standards are being developed as part of a continuous improvement process which builds on existing regulatory requirements for our sustainable industry, and voluntary measures undertaken by the industry.

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.

The new proposed standards are an action arising from the Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry (2017). The Aquaculture Standards Key Steps Flow Chart provides you with an overview on what is being progressed by the Department.

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
    A position paper outlining the proposed introduction of a new Environmental Standard for marine finfish farms which will build on existing processes to ensure that there is a transparent set of contemporary methodologies to monitor lease and broadscale environmental impacts. The paper also addresses expectations in relation to assessment and management of emissions of light and noise.
  • Marine Farming Operations
    The DRAFT Standardised Marine Farming Management Controls are a uniform and contemporary set of management controls that have been developed to replace the management controls in existing Marine Farming Development Plans.