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Aquaculture Regulations review open for public comment until March 2, 2015

February 1, 2015 | Posted in: Aquaculture, Regulation

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Aquaculture Regulations 2005. This is the first review of the regulations since their commencement in 2005 and aims to simplify regulatory requirements and streamline operations for aquaculture operators.

The main areas of the review include administrative changes incorporating navigational marking requirements, environmental programs and aquatic animal health.

Targeted industry consultation has already taken place with this current consultation process providing all stakeholders with the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed amendments.

The proposed changes have been released for consultation until close-of-business, Monday 2 March 2015.

Feedback can be provided by completing and submitting the response form available on PIRSA’s website (directly linked below). Alternatively, hard copy responses can also be posted to: Ben Tanti, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, GPO Box 1625, Adelaide SA 5001.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the proposed changes please contact Aquaculture Policy & Regulations Officer, Ben Tanti, on (08) 8226 3483 or at benjamin.tanti@sa.gov.au

The consultation document and response forms can be found below:

Relevant legislation and existing regulations can be downloaded below:

Established in 1976, the Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to understanding, promoting and conserving South Australia’s marine biodiversity. Many of the articles found on this blog were originally published in the Society’s monthly newsletters or annual journals.

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