Our submission to this Inquiry provides an outline of the current regulatory framework for marine fanning, identifies a model of best practice aquaculture regulation and a detailed analysis of the regulation of the finfish farming industry against best practice environmental regulation.

While the 2017 reforms allocating some responsibility for environmental regulation of finfish farming to the Tasmanian Environment Protection Althority (ERA) have improved some aspects of finfish farming regulation, there remain substantive concerns about the transparency and consistency of decision making, with consequences for environmental and community outcomes.