Excellent biosecurity programs are how the salmon and aquaculture industries stay healthy and continue to grow. We work in partnership with the industry through the Tasmanian Salmonid Industry Surveillance Program. This program allows us to monitor fish health and to detect any new or emerging diseases before they become a problem.

Biosecurity Tasmania is responsible for developing and implementing policy on issues relating to animal health, animal biosecurity and animal welfare. These activities aim to:

  • protect Tasmania’s animal health status
  • minimise the impact of diseases
  • validate our clean green image
  • improve and protect our animal welfare status

How is biosecurity managed

Biosecurity Tasmania undertakes:

  • surveillance and regulatory activities to prevent the movement and establishment of biosecurity risk material
  • risk analysis and planning for animal biosecurity risks if they occur
  • provision of support and advice to salmon farmers to enable management of biosecurity risks, including established and emerging pest species and diseases
  • biosecurity awareness communication and engagement programs and initiatives inform industry and community of the shared responsibility in maintaining Tasmania’s biosecurity.

The new Biosecurity Act 2019​​ will regulate biosecurity into the future.

Biosecurity best practice

Our biosecurity practices are some of the best in the world. We continue to review and update our programs, incorporating advice and knowledge from global leaders