Managing Marine Farming - Have We Achieved Best Practice?


This conference explores the current regulatory and management framework for marine farming.

Start Date

8th Mar 2012 9:00am

End Date

8th Mar 2012 5:00pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

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This conference explores whether the current regulatory framework for marine farming is achieving the objectives of industry, meeting community expectations and effectively managing environmental impacts.

His Excellency The Honourable Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania will open the conference. Duncan Kerr SC will be MC throughout the day.

Keynote speakers:
  • Dr John Volpe (Seafood Ecology Research Group, British Columbia)
  • Dr Hamish Rennie (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
Other speakers include:
  • Gerard Castles – aquaculture and the Tasmanian brand
  • Wes Ford (General Manager, Water and Marine Resources, DPIPWE) – overview of the current regulatory framework
  • Tom Baxter (UTAS) – do recent changes to Tasmanian marine farming law represent good governance?
  • Jon Bryan (TCT) – the case for greater transparency and public participation in marine farming planning
  • Dr Adam Main (Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association) – industry perspective on best practice regulation
  • Maree Fudge and Tom Lewis (RDS Partners) – social returns of marine farming to regional areas
  • Dr Catriona MacLeod (IMAS) – overview of science in support of sustainable aquaculture
  • Christine Coughanowr (Derwent Estuary Program) – a case study of a collaborative science-based partnership to restore the Derwent

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Organised by the Environmental Defenders Office,  a non-profit community legal centre advising on environmental and planning  law with the aim to assist and increase public awareness of environmental laws and remedies.