If you are proposing to develop a marine fish or shellfish farm, there are a number of organisations that you are required to obtain licences from. This page provides a gateway to the policy, guidance, procedures and application forms for planning permission and other licenses needed to develop and operate an aquaculture farm.
Prospective developers are strongly advised to discuss their proposals with these organisations before submitting formal applications as this will help them to identify potential constraints at an early stage.
In addition, financial assistance may be available for aquaculture development. To find out more, consult the Development Assistance pages.