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Active zones

To date, three aquaculture development zones have been established in Western Australia: one in the Kimberley, one in the Mid-West and one in Oyster Harbour, Albany.

Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone

The Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone is in Cone Bay, at the northern end of King Sound, about 215 kilometres north-east of Broome. This zone was declared by the Minister for Fisheries in 2014 and was the first aquaculture development zone for marine finfish to be established in Western Australia. This zone is fully allocated.

 

Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone. Click on the image above to download a larger version of the map.
 

The following documents are part of the Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone Management Framework:

Information in relation to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Office of the Environmental Protection Authority’s assessment process with respect to the Kimberley Aquaculture Development Zone can be found at the following link.

Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone

The Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone is located across an area of open water between Geraldton and the southern region of the Abrolhos Islands group. It was declared in 2017 as the state’s second marine finfish aquaculture development zone. This zone is fully allocated but not yet operational.

Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone map

The following documents are part of the Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone Management Framework:

Information in relation to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Office of the Environmental Protection Authority’s assessment process with respect to the Mid-West Aquaculture Development Zone can be found at the following link.

Albany Aquaculture Development Zone – Oyster Harbour area

The Albany Aquaculture Development Zone – Oyster Harbour Area is located in the South Coast region of WA. Declared in August 2020, it is the first marine shellfish aquaculture development zone established in Western Australia. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is currently undertaking a site allocation process for this zone.


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