1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Fishing >> Aquaculture >> Freshwater farming

All freshwater fish farms must be licensed by the Inland Fisheries Service. All licence applications are assessed in collaboration with other Tasmanian regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with environmental, planning and water legislation. Of the 19 fish farms licensed by the Service at 30 June 2001:

  • 15 were for salmonids; and
  • 4 for ornamental aquarium fish.

The salmonids farmed are rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss), brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

This section contains the following subsection :
          Private fisheries

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