WA aquaculture licence process streamlined

WA’s aquaculture industry is growing, including abalone farming. New online forms to assist with applications has been launched.  Image supplied by Department of Fisheries.
WA’s aquaculture industry is growing, including abalone farming. New online forms to assist with applications has been launched. Image supplied by Department of Fisheries.

New online forms to facilitate faster aquaculture licence approvals have been launched.

The system for applications seeking an aquaculture licence or a variation to an existing licence has become available this week.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has been working to provide a more streamlined process to help companies looking to set up operations in WA.

WA’s aquaculture industry is growing, particularly in marine finfish and shellfish sectors, including species such as barramundi, yellowtail kingfish, abalone, mussels and edible oysters.

Applicants can register, submit their application and correspond with the aquaculture team throughout its assessment.

They will be able to check the status of an application and see its progress.

The new licence application form is available through the department’s website.

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