Summary of rules and exemptions for noxious fish in NSW

This table provides a summary of the rules and exemptions that apply for each class of live noxious fish in NSW adapted from Ministerial Order dated 1 April 2010 (PDF, 17.24 KB).

ClassPossessionSaleDestruction requiredManagement
AquariumGarden pondFarm dam

1

No

No

No

No

Yes

Strategies developed for rapid response to any outbreaks.

2

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

(conditional*)

*destruction of fish is not required if kept in fully contained aquarium

Destruction of Pacific oysters is required in coastal waters outside Port Stephens

Control/Eradication where possible.

3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Education and awareness campaign to discourage possession and sale.