Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan To Be Released Outlining Grow Zones

Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan To Be Released Outlining Grow Zones

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

Far North-West Tasmania To Be Salmon ‘Grow Zone’

Victor P Taffa

Tasmania’s far North West and King Island has been identified as a salmon industry ‘Grow Zone’ under our Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan, to be released soon, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said.

Region has been identified as potentially favourable for growing salmon and already Petuna Aquaculture has indicated a desire to explore future salmon farming near Three Hummock Island.

‘Grow Zones’ identified in the far North West have the potential to significantly expand the industry, and create dozens of new jobs in the area.

Salmon industry already supports more than 5,200 jobs, most in regional Tasmania, and the rich fishing history of Circular Head and King Island makes them ideal locations for expansion.

Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan will look at all aspects of the industry, from hatchery to harvest and processing, and will consider research and development, biosecurity and regulation, as well as future planning.

Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan will also include ‘No Grow Zones’ like the banning of salmon farm expansion beyond the existing Okehampton Bay lease into the Mercury Passage area of the East Coast.

TAS Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Salmon Industry Growth Plan is being developed with widespread input from the community, stakeholders and the industry and will detail the government’s future vision and priorities for the industry.

“Tasmanian Government wants the community to have confidence in this world-class industry, which is why we significantly strengthened penalties and regulations and why we put the independent Environment Protection Authority in charge of all aspects of environmental control of the industry.” Minister Rockliff said.