Industry control act open 

Finfish. The consultation period for the proposed Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Environmental Licences) Regulations 2018 is now open. 

“The regulations will support the various amendments made to the Act in December 2017 in relation to the environmental regulation of finfish farming by the independent Environment Protection Authority,” Minister for the Environment Elise Archer said. 

“Under the tighter regulations, all marine and inland fish farms will in future require an environmental licence, consolidating the EPA’s environmental conditions into one regulatory instrument.

“This should give the community, industry and markets greater confidence regarding ongoing environmental accountability in this sector and builds on the work being delivered through our sustainable growth plan for the salmon industry.” 

For more information or to provide feedback until Friday June 29, go to www.epa.tas.gov.au.

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