New Salmon Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan 
The Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan is an enduring, long-term plan that will provide strategic direction and certainty for industry and communities. The Government’s vision is for a sustainable industry into the future that all Tasmanians can be proud of – one that is economically successful, environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and well-managed. 

The purpose of the Draft Plan is to:

  • Identify a clear vision, priority outcomes and strategic pathways for management of Tasmanian salmon aquaculture into the future;

  • Improve transparency and coordination of salmon (and related) aquaculture management activities in Tasmania; and

  • Build on the strong foundation the industry and supply chain partners have established; and 

  • Enable future growth that meets expected standards of environmental and social responsibility.

The Draft Plan contains a strategic framework to guide Government’s long-term priorities for the salmon aquaculture industry and provides scope for continued response and interactions with industry, supporting businesses, and the wider community. It also includes a separate detailed workplan that will guide implementation priorities over the near, medium and longer term.

The development of the Draft Plan has included an extensive process of public engagement. This includes engagement independently delivered by the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre through the 2022 Tasmanian Salmon Symposium in May and follow-up conversation series in August. The Government’s consideration of the Legislative Council Government Administration Committee ‘A’ Report on Finfish Farming in Tasmania has also been an influential aspect of the Plan development process and the feedback received on the Discussion Paper, which includes a submission index (see Discussion Paper section below).


Supporting d​​​ocuments:

 Draft Workplan - Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan (PDF 31Mb)​


The new Plan is expected to commence on 1 May 2023.


Community briefing sessions

Community briefing sessions were held around Tasmania to provide information on the Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan.

  • Hobart - ​5 December 2022, 5pm - 6:30pm at Old Woolstore
  • Launceston - 9 December 2022, 12pm - 1:30pm at Prospect Government Office
  • Devonport - 12 December 2022, 12pm - 1:30pm at Paranaple Centre
  • Wynyard - 12 December 2022, 4pm - 5:30pm - Railway Institute Hall
  • Strahan - 13 December 2022, 5pm - 6:30pm at Risby Cove
  • Nubeena - 15 December 2022, 12pm - 1:30pm at Tasman Civic Centre
  • Online - 15 December 2022, 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Huonville - 16 December 2022, 1:30pm - 3pm​​ at Huonville Town Hall
  • Flinders Island - 10 January 2023, 5pm - 6:30pm​ at Flinders Arts & Entertainment Centre
  • ​King Isla​nd - 12 January 2023, 5pm - 6:30pm at Council Chambers

Next steps

Members of the public were invited to have their say on the Draft Plan between 23 November 2022 and 20 January 2023. Submissions will be considered in the finalisation of the Plan. The Plan is expected to commence on 1 May 2023.

Submissions may be published in accordance with th​​e Tasmanian Government’s Public Submissions Policy.


​Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper sought to canvas the views of stakeholders to inform the development of the Draft Tasmanian Salmon Industry Plan. A consultation summary report on feedback received on the Discussion Paper has been prepared and includes a submission index.

Consultation Summary Report and Submissions​