Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals/companies to undertake farming of aquatic animals in a manner that involves regular feeding and or the farming of algae within the waters of the Boston Bay aquaculture zone (excluding Bickers Isles sector) located within the Aquaculture (Zones ó Lower Eyre Peninsula) Policy 2013. A total of 16 hectares will be made available.
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South Australia is widely viewed as a world leader in the sustainable development of aquaculture, with dedicated legislation in place to protect and manage the Stateís aquatic resources.
Boasting an international reputation for producing premium, sustainable seafood, the regionís aquaculture industry produces some of the most sought after seafood in the world. From Southern Bluefin Tuna, Kingfish, Mussels and Oysters, to Barramundi, Marron and Abalone, South Australia's farmed seafood delicacies feature on restaurant menus everywhere.
South Australia is home to the most diverse range of aquaculture in Australia, including subtidal and intertidal mollusc farming, sea-cage farming of finfish and a range of landbased systems. The protection of the aquatic environment through environmental monitoring, aquatic animal health programs and strict zoning requirements, ensures South Australian seafood retains a high standard of environmental credentials while providing certainty and opportunity for industry investment.
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) provide the following services for the aquaculture industry: