The CLAMS process is a non-statutory management system, which is anchored in the national marine policy and development programmes.
It is envisaged that CLAMS will highlight issues in a bay and co-ordinate the industry and relevant bodies to deal with them. It is separate to licensing issues and is not going to solve or take responsibility for all issues. The concept focuses at local bay level while still taking on board relevant national policies.
The object of this process is to formulate a management plan for the bay, which incorporates and extends the concepts of Single Bay Management to all farmed species.