Compliance & Regulations
The Tasmanian Salmon industry is one of the most regulated in the world and Tassal has a long history of strong compliance with environmental regulation. In 2016, the Tasmanian Government announced changes to the regulatory framework for Salmon farming. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), as the State’s existing independent environmental regulator, was handed the responsibility for the environmental regulation of Salmon hatcheries and farms.
The EPA’s focus is on the day to day environmental regulation of both marine farming and freshwater hatcheries, while the functions of industry planning and development for the Salmonid marine farming sector remain under the jurisdiction of the Minister for Primary Industries and Water. The EPA Director will now be provided relevant delegations under the MFPA and LMRMA to manage environmental regulation.