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:
- tropical fish.
To ensure adequate safeguards to Tasmania's freshwater environment, fish farming applications are subject to a rigorous assessment procedure.
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
then you will also require an Environmental Licence.
Due to the extensive application process, please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance.