Fish Farm Licence - Tasmania

Description

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
  • finfish
  • eels
  • goldfish
  • tropical fish.

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

You will also require an Environmental Licence If you intend to operate a finfish farming activity which:

  • has or is intended to have the capacity to produce five tonnes or more of finfish annually
  • contains or is intended to contain finfish with a biomass of two tonnes or more

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application to Licence a Fish Farm Commercial Scale 1 - RAS - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Application to Licence a Fish Farm - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Additional Information Form Salmonids, Goldfish and Other Fish - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Act FAQs - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Inland Fisheries Act 1995 TAS

Application process

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.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Inland Fisheries Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Inland Fisheries Service

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 17 Back River Road
New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140
Mailing address: PO BOX 575
New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140
Phone: 03 6165 3808
Fax: 03 6173 0246
Email: infish@ifs.tas.gov.au
Website: Inland Fisheries Service (Opens in new window)