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Allocation of areas for marine farming in Tasmania

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Coleman, Mark Urlwin (1987) Allocation of areas for marine farming in Tasmania. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This thesis evaluates the procedures used by the
Tasmanian Government to dedicate parts of the marine
environment for marine farming purposes, and shows that the
process potentially favours the formation of marine farms at
the expense of the other users of the marine environment.
Furthermore, the Tasmanian Department of Sea Fisheries,
which grants marine farming leases and permits and
adjudicates over appeals, is also responsible for the
promotion and development of marine farming in Tasmania. Due
to the rapid expansion of marine farming in the State, it is
argued that the Department will be increasingly less able to
resist pressure to allocate areas of the sea that are better
suited for public rather than private use.
The thesis identifies the vesting of parts of the sea
as special marine farming areas by the Lands Department in
the Department of Sea Fisheries as the point where Crown
Land is designated for exclusive private use. A case study
of eight marine farming areas in southern Tasmania supports
the view that inadequate consideration was given to the
public amenity. The thesis argues that the State Government
has abrogated its responsibilities, and must develop a
mechanism for safeguarding the public interest. The best
prospects for a just system rest with the Lands Department
before areas are designated for marine farming.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master)
Keywords: Mariculture, Mariculture
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Thesis (M. Env. St.)--University of Tasmania, 1988. Bibliography: p. 96-102

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:44
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:55
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