Aquaculture Strategy and Action Plan
A draft Aquaculture Strategy has been developed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in conjunction with the Victorian aquaculture industry. The Department now seeks comment from other stakeholders and stakeholder groups by 15 August 2016.
The vision for the strategy is:
A productive, growing and sustainable local aquaculture industry valued by the community
The high level outcomes of this strategy are:
- Productive aquaculture farms using sustainable practices
- High quality seafood for Victorians and export
- Aquaculture is supported and valued by the community
- An efficient regulatory environment that supports business
As wild fisheries stocks approach the limits of sustainable seafood supply, the aquaculture industry is playing an increasingly important role in meeting the global demand for seafood products.
This draft strategy builds on current policy commitments and provides a blueprint to guide public and private sector investment for the industry.
The release of this draft strategy provides an opportunity for stakeholder feedback on the proposed measures to address key issues facing industry development.
The department encourages all relevant stakeholders to read this document and provide written comment to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources by 15 August 2016.
Please provide comments to Andrew Clarke, Manager Aquaculture at:
Email: Andrew.Clarke@ecodev.vic.gov.au, or
Mail: PO Box 114 Queenscliff 3225 Victoria.