When applying for a licence to run a fish farm, one of the prerequisites is possession of a discharge permit granted under the Pollution Act. Such permits are granted by the County Governor. Applicants will also have to satisfy a range of requirements concerning waste management and the use of chemicals.
When considering an application for a fish farm licence, the County Governor must consider whether operation of the fish farm could conflict with regional or national interests. Key issues that the County Governor will consider include potential conflicts with interests associated with outdoor recreation, environmental protection, and game and fishing. The county council will take the final decision on whether to grant a licence.