Policy and legislation for aquaculture
Competition for, and access to South Australia's natural resources is increasing. The efficient and effective use of these resources must be supported by sound policies and planning.
Legislation governing aquaculture industry in South Australia:
The Aquaculture Regulations 2016 commenced on 7 July 2016. The new regulations implement the outcomes of the aquaculture regulation review to simplify regulatory requirements and streamline operations for the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture policies and guidelines
Aquaculture zone policies
Aquaculture zone policies promote orderly development of aquaculture by securing access and reducing red tape. They describe what type of aquaculture, how much and which species can be farmed in a particular area.
Aquaculture draft policies
Draft aquaculture policies are prepared to inform and involve all stakeholders in the decision making process for the zoning of marine resources for aquaculture purposes.
The Aquaculture Tenure Allocation Board (ATAB) is the statutory body that considers marine aquaculture lease applications and recommends actions to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. The Board's role is to ensure a fair and efficient means of allocating the State's aquaculture resources that is consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
Translocation (movement) of aquaculture stock requirements
Livestock (Restrictions on Entry of Aquaculture Stock) Notice 2014 ( or ) - under section 33 of the Livestock Act 1997.
This notice includes conditions that must be met for the translocation (movement) of aquaculture stock within and into South Australia.
Food safety requirements
Learn about the food safety scheme accreditation for bivalve molluscs, and legislation for other seafood.