Monitoring and assessment

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture uses:

  • policies
  • plans
  • licence conditions
  • regulations

to make sure the aquaculture industry is productive, competitive, and ecologically sustainable.

Environmental Monitoring Program

Environmental Monitoring Program reports are required through legislation to provide PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture annual summaries of aquaculture activities and associated environmental impacts.

Reports are sent to licence holders to complete and return to PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, so that their activity can be assessed to ensure that the environmental impacts of operations are minimised through appropriate management actions.

The reports record information that includes, but is not limited to:

  • water discharge and quality
  • species farmed
  • feed inputs
  • disease incidents
  • chemical use.

Information and data collected form the basis of regional environmental reports. It is important that Environmental Monitoring Program reports are completed and returned so the information can be used.

See the:

for time frames for submitting reports.

Queries regarding the EMP can be directed to the Aquaculture Environmental Program by:

Phone: (08) 8429 0511
Email: pirsa.aquaculture@sa.gov.au

Finfish escape register

Marine aquaculture licence holders must report any cases of stock escaping to Fisheries and Aquaculture.

See the finfish escape register.

Adopt a beach program

'Adopt a beach' is a debris monitoring and cleanup program developed by the Port Lincoln aquaculture industry, in partnership with PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Go to the adopt a beach page.

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