Report

Regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania

21 August 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-276-0

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 21KB)
List of Abbreviations (PDF 10KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 15KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Overview of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania (PDF 341KB)

Development of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania
State government regulatory framework
Research and development
International certification of the industry
Community perception

Chapter 3 - Waterway health data (PDF 143KB)

Introduction
Adequacy and availability of data on waterway health
Issues raised in relation to waterway health monitoring
Committee comment

Chapter 4 - Impact of fin-fish aquaculture on waterway health (PDF 187KB)

Waterway health in Tasmania
Issues concerning waterway health in Tasmania
Threatened and endangered species
Marine debris

Chapter 5 - Environmental planning and regulation of the fin-fish industry (PDF 89KB)

Adequacy of the environmental planning and regulation
Independence of decision making
Marine Farming Planning Review Panel
Lack of integration of the planning process
Merit review mechanisms
Adequacy of resourcing
Committee comment

Chapter 6 - Interaction of state and federal laws and regulations (PDF 133KB)

Commonwealth regulation
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Expansion of farming in Macquarie Harbour and application of the EPBC Act
Committee comment

Chapter 7 - The fin-fish industry's contribution to the Tasmanian economy and employment (PDF 102KB)

Economic value of the fin-fish aquaculture industry
Jobs, skills and workforce development
Conclusion

Chapter 8 - Possible impact of fin-fish aquaculture on human health (PDF 76KB)

Impact on nearby communities
Other possible impacts on human health
Committee view

Government Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 8KB)
Australian Greens' Dissenting Report - Comments on specific recommendations (PDF 47KB)

Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Overview of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania
Chapter 3: Waterway health data
Chapter 4: Impact of fin-fish aquaculture on waterway health
Chapter 5: Environmental planning and regulation of the fin-fish industry
Chapter 6: Interaction of state and federal laws and regulations

Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 16KB)

Submissions
Tabled documents
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 3 - The regulation of aquaculture in other jurisdictions (PDF 67KB)

Norway
Scotland
Canada
New Zealand
Issues common across jurisdictions

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the regulation of Tasmania's aquaculture industry, including matters related to waterway health, the adequacy of environmental planning and regulatory mechanisms, and the economic impacts and employment profile of the industry.

Past Public Hearings

16 Jul 2015: HOBART, TAS
15 Jul 2015: HOBART, TAS

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