New and Emerging Introduced Animal Policy

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Rebecca Brookes

26 Mar 2019

You need dedicated legislation just for home aquariums and ponds, including the capture, breeding and sale of native species, in addition to new and introduced species. Many other states of Australia seem to have legislation that is clear to read and details what people can do with aquariums and ponds. Including backyard breeding and the sale of many species. We don’t seem to have this here in SA.

We have a land-based aquaculture license, and I have lost count at the number of times I’ve been asked about breeding native fish in a backyard, not to mention the countless adverts I have seen where native species are being caught and used for breeding in backyards so offspring can be sold for “pets”, sometimes for human consumption. Well what the hell do we have a land-based aquaculture license for if we are competing with backyard breeders.

Any new changes you make regarding new and introduced species MUST include the capture, breeding and sale of native species that is clear and defined for the general public to read.

Lindell Andrews > Rebecca Brookes

26 Mar 2019

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you very much for your interest in the New and Emerging Introduced Animal Policy. The policy relates only to introduced mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.

The management of native and exotic fish is managed under the Fisheries Management Act 2007; see 'Aquatic Pests' on the PIRSA website for more information.

Please contact the Aquaculture Policy and Environment Unit on 8226 0900 or email pirsa.aquaculture@sa.gov.au regarding the aquaculture legislation in relation to aquarium traders.