Seal & Fishery Interaction

​Seal Management Framework 2014
The Seal Management Framework 2014 describes mechanisms, procedures and requirements for managing seal interactions with marine farms so as to minimise risks to farm workers and seal welfare.

The framework is currently under review, as announced by the Minister for Primary Industries and Water on 21 September 2017.

As per the announcement, relocation of seals as a tool for managing interactions with marine finfish farms was ended in December 2017. The Department continues to work with the aquaculture industry to identify appropriate mechanisms to assist​ in managing seal interactions.


Wildlife Management Branch
200 Collins Street
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253

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