Developing the new 10 year Salmon Plan
The Plan will be developed over 12 months allowing industry and the community to identify new long-term actions that support a vision for a sustainable industry, and which continues to support Tasmanian jobs and businesses across the supply chain.
Science from internationally respected institutions, including IMAS, CSIRO, and the Blue Economy CRC will continue to be utilised to inform sustainability through appropriate planning and regulation.
Changes to configurations in existing lease areas will be considered through the statutory planning process to provide for improved biosecurity or community amenity.
The Tasmanian Government is also focusing on improved regulation and transparency, new research and innovation programs, and a new industry fee structure to re-invest into compliance and monitoring, and to ensure full cost recovery and an appropriate return to the Tasmanian community.
The draft project outline provides for multiple phases of consultation including public meetings and the establishment of a dedicated forum.
Phases of the project will include:
Now until Quarter 2, 2022:
- Pre-consultation with stakeholders, including but not limited to scientific institutions, NGOs, community groups, farmers, industry supply chain members, peak bodies, and different levels of government; and
- Based on pre-consultation, confirmation of timeframes, and establishment of a dedicated “Salmon 2023 Forum" with broad representation from the groups identified above.
Quarter 2 and Quarter 3, 2022:
- Development of an issues paper.
- Public consultation on the issues paper including first Salmon 2023 Forum, regional public meetings and submission process via dedicated DPIPWE website.
- Release of Draft 10-Year Salmon Plan; and
- Consultation on Draft 10-Year Salmon Plan including second Salmon 2023 Forum, regional public meetings and submission process via dedicated DPIPWE website.
Quarter 4, 2022:
- Final 10-Year Salmon Plan released.
1 January, 2023:
- 10-Year Salmon Plan commences
Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry (2017)
The 2017 Plan and the associated "grow and no grow zone" map are available below:
A one-year review of progress of the Salmon Plan was released in 2019:
The Second Progress Report of the Salmon Plan was released in September 2021:
Salmon plan - Second progress report September 2021 (PDF 3Mb)
Spatial Planning Project
A contemporary marine spatial planning exercise is developing tools to help identify potential sustainable growth areas for new offshore finfish marine farms.
The specific work is being undertaken by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) using their experience from the Pilot Marine Spatial Assessment Tool
(PDF) that was developed by IMAS in south east Tasmania.
The work excludes the east coast of Tasmania, inclusive of Cape Portland to Tasman Island.
An Advisory Committee is helping guide the project team and providing advice to DPIPWE and IMAS around the biophysical, social, and economic datasets used in the spatial planning exercise and ensure that diverse stakeholder views are represented in the project analysis.
The Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from -
- Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
- Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association
- Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing
- Marine and Safety Tasmania
- Blue Economy CRC
- NRM North
- NRM South
- Cradle Coast Authority
The spatial planning exercise is expected to be completed in 2021.
Further information: email@example.com
MoU to support the National Aquaculture Strategy
On 27 September 2021, the Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water and the Australian Government Assistant Minister for Fisheries and Forestry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Support the Implementation of the National Aquaculture Strategy
Enabling Off-Shore Aquaculture in Adjoining Commonwealth Waters.