New sardine code of practice now available
The EPA is working with the South Australian Sardine Industry Association (SASIA) to produce a draft code of practice for the management of wastewater discharged from commercial sardine fishing vessels.
The draft code of practice will be trialled on vessels from 1 January 2018 and will be the first document of its kind in helping skippers to understand their environmental duties, as well as giving them the tools they need to meet the EPA’s requirements.
During the trial period, the code will be refined to enable the sardine industry to address any practical issues that may arise during the Code’s implementation. Vessel specific plans will also be developed in 2018 to reflect differences in operational practices and infrastructure associated with each commercial sardine fishing vessel.