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.
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
- Investigate and assess zones for their suitability. Consider the aquaculture zone boundaries and existing operators in the area.
- Apply for one site, or multiple sites across the zones by completing the relevant application form for each zone.
- Submit your application via post or email. Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 8 May 2020.
Aquaculture Policy, Fisheries and Aquaculture, PIRSA
GPO Box 1671
ADELAIDE SA 5000
The Aquaculture Tenure Allocation Board (ATAB) will assess applications against the ATAB Criteria and Minister’s Assessment Guidelines () 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.
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.
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.
Anxious Bay aquaculture zone
120 hectares for the farming of molluscs (other than mussels or oysters) and/or algae.
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.
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.
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 zone map ()
- Aquaculture (Zones—Streaky Bay) Policy 2011
- Report supporting the replacement of the Streaky Bay Aquaculture Management Plan ( or )
Blanche Port aquaculture zone
37.5 hectares for the farming of bivalve molluscs (other than mussels).