Draft Aquaculture Standards

​​The Draft Aquaculture 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
    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 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.