Fish Farm Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to establish a fish farm and conduct commercial aquaculture activities. For example, a licence is required for farming, culturing, hatching, rearing, ranching, enhancing or breeding aquatic organisms in inland waters such as tanks, ponds, dams, and raceways.

Species farmed may include:

  • salmonids
  • eels
  • goldfish
  • tropical fish.

To ensure adequate safeguards to Tasmania's freshwater environment, fish farming applications are subject to a rigorous assessment procedure.

Due to the extensive application process, please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • be able to demonstrate that there are no environmental or resource constraints associated with the granting of the licence
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • complete the appropriate application forms.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 20 years. Annual renewal fees apply.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Application

Apply

You will need to lodge a completed application form, along with a development proposal and environmental management plan. To support your application, you will need to provide other documentation such as letters, Council and other permits and approvals, plans, designs, maps, etc. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on these requirements.


Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Inland Fisheries Service

Act(s) name

Inland Fisheries Act 1995 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Inland Fisheries Service


Operating address:
17 Back River Road
New Norfolk
Tasmania 7140
Mailing address:
PO BOX 575
New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140

Phone:

03 6165 3808

Phone:

1300 463 474

Fax:

03 6261 8051
infish@ifs.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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