NSW Land Based Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy 2009


Port Stephens staff

Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Already 50% of seafood consumed worldwide is produced through aquaculture.

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization it is estimated that at least an additional 40 million tonnes of aquatic food will be required by 2030 to maintain the current per capita consumption. New South Wales is poised to capture a significant proportion of this projected

New South Wales has large areas suitable for the development of land based aquaculture with access to high quality surface water, ground water, estuarine and marine waters.

Aquaculture industry participants and the NSW Government’s regulatory agencies are very conscious of the need to ensure that the development of the aquaculture industry in New South Wales proceeds in a manner that does not jeopardise its ecological sustainability.

The NSW Land Based Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (NSW LBSAS) is made up of two interlinked sections – a best management section and an integrated approvals section so that projects can be established and operated to meet sustainability objectives.

The NSW LBSAS is designed to provide information to investors, government agencies and the community and to ensure that aquaculture enterprises in New South Wales are established and operated in a sustainable manner.

The NSW LBSAS is available for download below. The table of contents is hyperlinked and bookmarks have been included to enable easy navigation throughout the document.


Land Based Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy

Published: Dec 2009