AquaUtopia aquaculture application

Public consultation is currently open on an application received from AquaUtopia Pty Ltd for a new pilot lease and licence in waters off Cape Jaffa.

About the aquaculture application

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is currently assessing an application from AquaUtopia Pty Ltd to farm Gooseneck Barnacles (Lepas anatifera) and Common Kelp (Ecklonia radiata).

The application proposes the farming of Gooseneck Barnacles using settlement pipes and Common Kelp using uncontained longlines.

Draft lease and licence certificates containing co-ordinates and proposed licence conditions can be accessed through the aquaculture public register. Search the lease (LA00449) or licence number (AQ00414).

Location of proposed activity

The proposed activity is located in subtidal waters approximately three nautical miles north-east of Cape Jaffa, South Australia. The area is outside gazetted aquaculture zone policy areas.

Map showing proposed activity location (JPG 1.6 MB)

Co-ordinates of proposed activity location:

  • 36°54' 20.59"S 139°38' 47.79"E
  • 36°54' 19.00"S 139°38' 42.06"E
  • 36°54' 23.60"S 139°38' 40.08"E
  • 36°54' 25.19"S 139°38' 45.81"E

Provide feedback on the application

Written submissions must be received by 5 pm on Friday 19 July 2019.

Your feedback can be:

  • emailed to
  • or mailed to:
    Kaine Jakaitis
    PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture
    GPO Box 1625
    Adelaide SA 5001


If you have any questions on the application please contact:

Kaine Jakaitis - Environmental Assessment Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 0563

Page Last Reviewed: 02 Jul 2019
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