Zone policies

There are 10 statutory aquaculture zone policies designated within South Australian waters allowing for production of a range of species.

An aquaculture zone policy describes where, what species and how much of a particular type of aquaculture development can occur within the zone boundaries. The Aquaculture Act 2001 prescribes the development and content of aquaculture zone policies.

Aquaculture (Zones-Lower Eyre Peninsula) Policy 2013

This policy came into operation on 14 February 2013 and includes 6 aquaculture zones and 3 aquaculture exclusion zones.

The zone policy accommodates farming of wild caught:

  • tuna
  • finfish
  • algae
  • molluscs, including:
    • mussels
    • oysters
    • abalone.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Lacepede Bay) Policy 2012

This policy came into operation on 10 May 2012. It includes 2 aquaculture zones and one exclusion zone providing for the farming of aquatic animals:

  • other than abalone and prescribed wild caught tuna
  • in a manner that involves regular feeding.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Streaky Bay) Policy 2011

This policy came into operation on 29 September 2011. It includes 10 aquaculture zones and 5 exclusion zones providing for the farming of molluscs other than bivalve molluscs.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Arno Bay) Policy 2011

This policy came into operation on 29 September 2011. It includes 2 aquaculture zones and provides for the farming of aquatic animals:

  • other than prescribed wild caught tuna
  • in a manner that involves regular feeding.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Port Neill) Policy 2008

This policy came into operation on 4 December 2008. It includes 1 aquaculture zone providing for the farming of aquatic animals:

  • other than prescribed wild caught tuna
  • in a manner that involves regular feeding
  • and the take of:
    • prescribed wild caught tuna broodstock
    • bivalve molluscs
    • algae.

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Aquaculture (Zones – Fitzgerald Bay) Policy 2008

This policy came into operation on 4 December 2008. It establishes 2 aquaculture zones and 2 exclusion zones, providing for the farming of aquatic animals:

  • other than prescribed wild caught tuna
  • in a manner that involves regular feeding
  • and the take of:
    • prescribed wild caught tuna broodstock
    • bivalve molluscs
    • algae.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Coffin Bay) Policy 2008

 This policy came into operation on 2 October 2008. It includes 7 aquaculture zones and 3 aquaculture exclusion zones. The total leasable area is 182 hectares for the farming of molluscs and algae. Mussels are excluded.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Smoky Bay) Policy 2007

This policy came into operation on 4 October 2007. It includes 8 aquaculture zones providing 2 exclusion zones for the farming of molluscs other than bivalve molluscs.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Anxious Bay) Policy 2007

The policy came into operation on 8 November 2007. It includes 1 aquaculture zone and 1 exclusion zone. The zone provides for the farming of mollusc aquaculture including Abalone but excluding Oyster and Mussel.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Cape D'Estrees) Policy 2006

This policy came into operation on 23 November 2006. It includes 3 aquaculture zones and provides for the farming of filter-feeding molluscs and the farming of algae.

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Aquaculture (Zones - Eastern Spencer Gulf) Policy 2005

This policy came into operation on 15 December 2007. It includes 9 aquaculture zones and 4 exclusion zones and provides for the farming of filter-feeding molluscs and mussels.

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