Seaweed Policy Review

Australian Seaweed Institute Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-016088

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, June 16, 2022

  • Project completion date: Sunday, February 12, 2023

  • National Priority: NEI - New and Emerging Industries - M1


Australian Seaweed Institute recently completed the Australian Seaweed Industry Blueprint Implementation project (PRJ-012802), funded by AgriFutures Australia, which included a workstream to conduct a review of Seaweed Policy and Ocean lease availability in 5 key states, including QLD, TAS, SA, NSW & WA, with the final document completed in February 2022.
To publish a complete view of Seaweed Aquaculture policy around Australia the final two States – VIC & NT will be reviewed in this project.
Since the delivery of the review conducted in PRJ-012802, the WA government has begun reviewing their policy and it is anticipated that some changes are likely to be implemented. To ensure currency of the final deliverable of this project, an updated review of WA policy will be conducted based on any changes implemented by the government since the delivery of PRJ-012802.
For all states, the policy review information and key findings will be re-validated with each State aquaculture manager to ensure the Policy review is accurate and up to date, including obtaining GIS maps from State Governments which help to illustrate the available ocean lease areas.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Australian Seaweed Institute Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The objective of this project is to provide an accurate baseline of seaweed aquaculture policy in all States and Territories of Australia and produce a published document that can be referenced for future seaweed aquaculture policy work.