The EPA currently regulates finfish farming at 25 marine farming leases in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Huon River and Port Esperance region.
The location of these finfish farms and associated environmental licences can be accessed via
EPA Regulated Premises layer on LISTmap)
The Marine Farming Development Plan for the region is available on the Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania website.
Broadscale Environmental Monitoring Program Reports
2020/21 Annual BEMP Report
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2020-2021 (PDF 9Mb)
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2020-2021 - Appendices (PDF 7Mb)
2019/20 Annual BEMP Report
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2020 (PDF 10Mb)
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2020 - Appendix (PDF 7Mb)
2018/19 Annual BEMP Report
DEntrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2019 (PDF 9Mb)
DEntrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2019 - Appendix (PDF 8Mb)
2017/18 Annual BEMP Report
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 6Mb)
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18 - Appendix (PDF 4Mb)
The 2012/13 to 2016/17 BEMP report covers a 5-year period:
Final BEMP Report - 2012 to 2017 (PDF 7Mb)
BEMP Monitoring 2009 to 2012
The report - Evaluation of BEMP Monitoring from 2009 to 2012 is available through IMAS (PDF 4MB).
Antibiotics Residue Monitoring Report - Sheppards finfish farm 2022
Medicated feed containing antibiotics (active ingredient: Oxytetracycline) was applied at 15 pen bays over a 2-week period in January 2022 at the Sheppards finfish farm in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. This measure became necessary due to an infection with Vibrio anguillarum. These events were supported by relevant Veterinary Authorisations (VAs) and were subject to comprehensive monitoring requirements stipulated by the EPA. Sampling of wild fish and sediment occurred on four occasions between 20 January and 17 March 2022.
resulting monitoring report can be viewed here:
Antibiotics Residue Monitoring Report - Sheppards (MF94) 2022 (PDF 1Mb)