The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has developed an automated approval system for the domestic stocking of trout into farm dams and into closed aquaponics systems for non-commercial purposes to provide a faster, simpler service to stakeholders.
This approval is in accordance with regulation 176 of the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 and Fisheries Management Paper 250.
Trout have been stocked in Western Australia for many years and a DPIRD risk assessment has determined that they are suitable for translocation into dams and closed aquaponics systems for non-commercial purposes if certain criteria are met to keep risks low. Dams that do not connect to waterways and closed aquaponics systems are considered low risk locations for stocking as trout are unable to impact on natural aquatic systems.
If you wish to translocate rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) or brown trout (Salmo trutta) for non-commercial purposes (i.e. for your own personal consumption, not to on-sell) in dams or aquaponics systems:
- Contact a licensed aquaculture facility that stocks trout and place your order.
- Apply online using this automated approval system.
- If you can meet ALL of the approval conditions in the application form, submit the form.
- You and the licensed aquaculture facility will immediately receive an automated approval by email.
- To avoid any problems, take your approval with you when you go to collect your trout.
If you cannot not meet the requirements for an Automated Approval, you may still be eligible for translocation approval. Please follow the link below to complete a standard translocation application which will be sent to DPIRD's Translocation Officer for processing. You can also contact the Translocation Officer for more information via email - email@example.com