Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry (2017)

​NOTE: A new Salmon Plan will begin on 1 May 2023. More detail is available on New Salmon Plan page​.

The Sustainable Industry Growth Plan 2017 for the Salmon Industry details vision and priorities for the industry and provides the community with surety on the way forward.

The Plan is a high level document, although as a result of the public consultation (see below) it has been amended to include further explanations of relevant detail on the planning and approval process. It includes a number of actions, organised under three headings:

  • Maintaining public confidence in the salmon industry
  • Improving the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the industry’s environmental regulation, and the effectiveness of its biosecurity systems
  • Supporting industry growth

It also includes a map that indicates where salmon farming currently occurs, may occur in future, and is proposed to be banned:

A one-year review of progress of the Salmon Plan was released in 2019:

  Sustainable industry growth plan for the salmon industry - One year review   (6Mb)

The second progress report of the Salmon Plan was released in September 2021:​

 Salmon plan - Second progress report ​September 2021 (PDF 3Mb)

Recent Progress Ou​​tcomes​

​Spatial Plann​ing Project 

A state-wide fin fish aquaculture spatial planning exercise was conducted by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) during 2021. The project demonstrates the potential sustainable growth opportunities that exist for offshore fin fish aquaculture in Tasmania under various modelled scenarios. 

The spatial planning science and decision support tools significantly improve our understanding about a range of potential activities in our marine environment and have potential to support development of Government policy and the existing robust statutory marine farming planning process.

It has potential application to aid future decision-making for using our marine environment, from growing seaweeds and other forms of aquaculture, to identifying where to place infrastructure to managing important fisheries and recreational areas.

The project final ​report (PDF) and supplem​entary material​​​ (PDF) are available from the IMAS website.​

The Pilot Marine Spatial Assessment Tool that was developed by IMAS in south east Tasmania in 2020 is also available.​