EPBC Act policy statement
Department of the Environment and Heritage, August 2006
About this policy statement
This policy statement provides specific guidance to the marine aquaculture industry to assist proponents to decide whether or not actions which they propose to take require assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The policy statement applies specifically to marine-based aquaculture, which includes operations in estuaries and embayments and does not include land-based aquaculture in constructed environments.
This policy statement should be read in conjunction with Significant Impact Guidelines 1.1 - Matters of National Environmental Significance
There may be other EPBC Act Policy Statements available which provide further guidance.