Lease opportunities

Invitation for aquaculture tenure

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), on behalf of the Minister, invite qualified individuals and businesses to apply for a lease in an aquaculture zone.

Invitation for Aquaculture Tenure Applications (PDF 398.5 KB)

A public call has been made to find operators who will use marine resources at an optimum level while maintaining environmental and ecological sustainability.

Applicants who can demonstrate the ability to manage and develop a zone in an environmentally sustainable way may be offered an opportunity to apply for a corresponding aquaculture licence at the end of the public call.

How to apply

  1. Investigate and assess zones for their suitability. Consider the aquaculture zone boundaries and existing operators in the area.
  2. Apply for one site, or multiple sites across the zones by completing the relevant application form for each zone.
  3. Submit your application via post or email. Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 8 May 2020.
  4. Aquaculture Policy, Fisheries and Aquaculture, PIRSA
    GPO Box 1671
    ADELAIDE SA 5000
    PIRSA.Aquaculture@sa.gov.au

The Aquaculture Tenure Allocation Board (ATAB) will assess applications against the ATAB Criteria and Minister’s Assessment Guidelines (PDF 382.5 KB) and make recommendations for a lease.

A recommendation does not guarantee the applicant will be successful in securing an aquaculture lease or corresponding licence.

Zones and application forms

Zones under the Lower Eyre Peninsula policy

Louth Bay aquaculture zone

51 hectares for the farming of algae and/or bivalve molluscs.

This includes up to 35 hectares for the farming of bivalve molluscs.

Louth Bay application form (PDF 180.9 KB)

Boston Bay aquaculture zone

19 hectares for the farming of algae and/or prescribed wild-caught tuna. This includes the following:

Boston Bay sector

Up to 6.33 hectares for the farming of prescribed wild-caught tuna for research, education or tourism.

Boston Island (east) sector

Up to 19 hectares for the farming of prescribed wild-caught tuna.

Boston Bay application form (PDF 180.9 KB)

Lincoln (Outer) Sector of Lincoln aquaculture zone

5000 hectares for the farming of algae and/or wild-caught tuna.

This includes up to 3500 hectares for the farming of prescribed wild-caught tuna.

Lincoln application form (PDF 181.0 KB)

Anxious Bay aquaculture zone

120 hectares for the farming of molluscs (other than mussels or oysters) and/or algae.

Anxious Bay application form (PDF 182.5 KB)

Tumby Bay aquaculture zone

1295 hectares for the farming of algae, regular fed species and/or bivalve molluscs.

This includes up to 140 hectares for the farming of regular fed species.

Tumby Bay application form (PDF 180.9 KB)

Kellidie Bay aquaculture zone

3 hectares for the temporary storage of bivalve molluscs (excluding mussels) for up to two weeks.

This is before the bivalve molluscs are farmed or processed in another zone listed in the policy by a licenced person.

Kellidie Bay application form (PDF 181.0 KB)

Zones under the Streaky Bay policy

40 hectares for the farming of bivalve molluscs (other than mussels) and/or abalone.

This includes up to 25 hectares for the farming of abalone.

Streaky Bay application form (PDF 181.0 KB)

Blanche Port aquaculture zone

37.5 hectares for the farming of bivalve molluscs (other than mussels).

Blanch Port application form (PDF 181.0 KB)

Enquiries

Aquaculture Policy, Fisheries and Aquaculture, PIRSA
Olivia Rundle, Policy Officer
Phone: (08) 8429 3503
Email: olivia.rundle@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 16 Jun 2017
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