Aquaculture programs

If you want to export for commercial purposes a native specimen unless exempt, it must come from an approved program such as an approved aquaculture program. You can seek an export permit from the federal environment department (applicants still have to apply and be assessed as suitable under national environment law).

Approved aquaculture programs

The aquaculture programs currently approved under national environment law are listed below. Aquaculture programs do not have an expiry date but are generally reviewed after five years to establish whether the programs are still operational and continue to meet legal requirements.

Aquaculture programs as at June 2011
State Program name Decision date Review due Species
NSW Marianvale Blue 31 March 2014 30 March 2019
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
NSW Murray Darling Fisheries October 2011 October 2016
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
NSW Namoi Valley Aquafarming Pty Ltd October 2006 October 2011
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
NSW Ryans Reef July 2008 July 2013
  • McCulloch’s Anemonefish (Amphiprion mccullochi)
  • False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
  • False Clown Anemonefish (black variation) (Amphiprion ocellaris)
  • Orchid Dottyback (Pseudochromis fridmani)
  • Sunrise Dottyback (Pseudochromis flavivertex)
NSW Silverwater Native Fish 15 December 2010 14 December 2015
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
NSW Uarah Fisheries February 2010 February 2015
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
Qld Ausyfish P/L 5 June 2014 4 June 2019
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
Qld Granite Belt Fish Hatchery 14 February 2011 13 February 2016
  • Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
Qld Jindalee International Pty Ltd 1 June 2011 31 May 2014
  • Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri)

Application form and guidelines

Approval of an aquaculture program

If you would like your operation to be included in the list of approved aquaculture programs, use this form to apply for an approved aquaculture program.

Guidelines, approval processes and submission details are all included with the form.