New 10-Year Salmon Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​The Government has committed to continuing to support the salmon industry and to achieve this through a new long-term strategic plan.

The Government established four principles to guide the development of a new 10-Year Salmon Plan, to be enacted in 2023:   

1. There will be no net increase in leased farming areas in Tasmanian waters* 

2. Innovation – future growth lies in land-based and offshore salmon farming 

3. World-best practice through continuous improvement 

4. Strict independent regulation 

* In conjunction with Government’s announcement on development of the 10-Year Plan, it announced a moratorium that would apply for a period of 12 months whilst the 10-Year Salmon Plan was being drafted. This moratorium will expire in September 2022.

The intention of the new Plan is to build on the strong foundations set by the 2017 ‘Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry​’, achieving this through improved management, regulation and transparency, new research and innovation programs, and a new industry fee structure to re-invest into compliance and monitoring, and to ensure full cost recovery and an appropriate return to the Tasmanian community.

​Project timeline

Now through Quarter 3, 2022:

  • Second salmon forum hosted by the independent Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre and publishing of a summary report collating outcomes from the Symposium and second forum
  • Summary report on submissions received and feedback provided through online forums
  • Public consultation on the d​raft 10-Year Salmon Plan, including regional public meetings and web-based submissions

January 2023:

  • 10-Year Salmon Plan commences

Completed activities:

  • Preliminary engagement with stakeholder groups, including but not limited to scientific institutions, NGOs, community groups, industry supply chain members, peak bodies, and different levels of government
  • 2022 Salmon Symposium hosted by the independent Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre
  • Development of a Discussion Paper 
  • Public consultation and online feedback sessions on Discussion Paper: Towards a 10-Year Salmon Plan

Discussion Paper: Towards a 10-Year Salmon Plan

Consultation on the Discussion Paper: Towards a 10-Year Salmon Plan is now closed.

The Discussion Paper sought to canvas the views of stakeholders to inform the development of the new 10-Year Salmon Plan. It outlines the strategic policy drivers for the aquaculture sector, including Tasmanian salmon, proposes policy outcomes Government could seek to enable a sustainable, resilient and innovative salmon industry, and presents a range of focus areas for consideration. 

Visit the Discussion Paper page​ for more information.