Offshore Aquaculture Research - Proposed Amendments

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Living Marine Resources​​ Management​ Amendment (Aquaculture Research) Bill 2021

The draft Living Marine Resources Management Amendment (Aquaculture Research) Bill 2021 seeks to create the legislative framework required in Tasmania to enable aquaculture research in Commonwealth waters, adjoining Tasmanian State waters, managed under Tasmanian fisheries and aquaculture legislation.

Please refer to the consultat​ion paper for further information.  

The Tasmanian Government is developing a new 10-year Salmon Plan to be in place by 1 January 2023 to support Tasmania's sustainable salmon industry to remain world leading. The plan will be underpinned by the following principles: 
  1. There will be no net increase in leased farming areas in Tasmanian waters
  2. Innovation – future growth lies in land based and off-shore salmon farming 
  3. World-best practice through continuous improvement 
  4. Strict independent regulation  
For further information, please refer to the Salmon Plan webpages.

Consistent with Principle 2, the Tasmanian and Australian Governments have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to support the implementation of the National Aquaculture Strategy enabling offshore aquaculture in adjoining Commonwealth waters. 

Consultation on the draft Bill 

Consultation on the draft Bill closed on 3 November 2021. ​

Please refer to the summary report and public submissions for further information.