Recent Awards

** Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council Small Business Enterprise Award – 2017 **

** National Seafood Industry Small Business Award – 2017 **

** Tasmanian Government Employer of Choice Award – 2018 **

** National Aquaculture Council: Blue Thumb Awards – Excellence in Aquaculture Service Provision – 2014 **



Over the past three years Marine Solutions have played an integral role in the expansion of the Petuna sea cage aquaculture operation. Sam and his team have conducted site scoping, baseline surveys for new marine farming sites and zone assessments for new lease sites. The range of skills and techniques that they have employed has been extensive and include current profiling, particle deposition modelling, sediment and water quality monitoring, and benthic surveys to mention a few. Marine Solutions has consistently delivered high-quality products which meet and exceed our expectations. Their feedback and guidance has been prompt and has informed our decision making, adding value to our environmental management plan.

Marine Solutions contributes significantly to the broader seafood industry, offering a professional and collaborative approach to marine ecosystem management and industry development. – Di Maynard, Petuna, 2017.


Marine Solutions has been fundamental in monitoring water quality for the Tasmanian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (TASQAP) for over six years. This work is dictated by rainfall events and is therefore sporadic and hard to plan for. It requires that the field personnel mobilise quickly, often within a day or less. Marine Solutions is consistently reliable, generating information critical to the production Tasmanian shellfish which is safe for consumption. Sam and his staff are personable, professional and have maintained integrity throughout our working relationship – Kate Wilson, TASQAP, 2017



Award-Winning Service Provision

Marine Solutions was the recipient of the prestigious Service Provider Award at the 2014 World Aquaculture Conference for “demonstrated innovation; excellence in product/service delivery; customer service; as well as consistent business growth through sustainable practices that is considered will have an impact and contribute to Australasian Aquaculture”.


I have personally been working with Marine Solutions for the past 5 years, however, Tassal has a much longer history of working with their organization.  Although I have a well-developed, internal environmental team, Marine Solutions are my go to consultants for any specialized or industry marine consulting needs.  Their expertise, professionalism and collaborative approach, matched with their commercial sensibility make them a trusted and valued service provider for Tassal.

Tassal places a high value on corporate social responsibility and ethically run companies.  Marine Solutions is a responsible and reputable Tasmanian company whose values align with Tassal’s.  Tassal also values Tasmania’s communities and is pleased to support a Tasmanian company which has brought and continues to bring capacity and  economic benefits to the State.

– Linda Sams, Head of Sustainability, Tassal

Marine and Safety Tasmania

MAST has contracted Marine Solutions on several projects to gather data to assess environmental impacts of planned boat ramp, pontoon and jetty developments. Tasks undertaken have included intertidal and subtidal surveys, underwater video surveys, threatened and introduced species surveys, and provision of succinct reports that are an important part of subsequent development applications for planned works. The staff are also experienced mariners so they understand the use of our facilities and as a result can tailor surveys to identify specific risks.  If you require expert advice in this area I can highly recommend Marine Solutions.

– Justin Foster, MAST

John Barker and Associates

I have engaged Sam to provide flora and fauna and marine specific assessments and recommendations for a number of my clients involving aquaculture projects, commercial and private developments. Sam’s professionalism, integrity, ‘eye’ for detail and practical recommendations have resulted in successful outcomes.

– John Barker, Managing Director

Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerce

Marine Solutions has consistently prepared quality reports for submission to Government on behalf of the Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerce within relevant legislative frames. The Chamber has no hesitation in recommending Marine Solutions.

– Chris Peterson

Dive Tourism Project, UTas

Marine Solutions provided us with an environmental baseline study. This was produced to an excellent standard and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend their services.

– Louise Archer, UTAS