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Aquarium Industry

The Service has responsibility for the regulation of the aquarium industry in Tasmania. This includes the registration of all importers and premises, as well as the prohibition of fish that are capable of living and breeding in the natural waters of Tasmania, including fish and freshwater invertebrates.

The Service has responsibility for the regulation of the aquarium industry in Tasmania. This includes the registration of all importers and premises, as well as the prohibition of fish and invertebrates that pose a risk of establishment in Tasmania or are likely carriers of disease or other pathogens.

In Tasmania it is illegal to import or sell freshwater ornamental fish (aquarium species) unless you are a registered fish dealer. Anyone who imports or sells freshwater live fish or freshwater fish product must be a registered fish dealer. Unless you are a registered fish dealer you must not sell fish or advertise for the sale of fish.

To breed ornamental fish in Tasmania (tropical or coldwater) to sell you need to be a licenced fish farm operator. The sale of fish bred under a fish farm licence then requires a fish dealer registration.

The forms relating to the licencing of fish farms and registration as a fish dealer are available at the bottom of this page. A file showing the fish permitted to be imported by registered fish dealers is also listed there. For further information email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au

 

Aquarium Industry Applications

 Title   Date   Size 
File IFS permitted imports list Apr 15, 2013 106.5 kB
File Controlled Fish Oct 29, 2012 116.9 kB