You will require an aquaculture lease if you intend to carry out operations such as cultivation of fish or marine life, dredging of oysters or other commercial productions or operations within public water lands in New South Wales.
There are two ways that a lease can be obtained; either a current lessee transfers the lease to another party or applying for a lease to develop an area that has not been previously cultivated.
Four classes of lease are available:
- Class 1: cultivate fish or conduct other similar operations in water up to 6 meters deep.
- Class 2: conduct these activities in water deeper than 6 metres.
- Class 3: conduct intensive fish or marine vegetation cultivation.
- Class 4: conduct fish ranching.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.