Storm Bay

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The EPA regulates finfish farming at marine farming leases MF281 Yellow Bluff (western Storm Bay) and MF279 West of Wedge Island (eastern Storm Bay).

The location of the above finfish farms and associated environmental licences can be accessed via LISTmap (add EPA Regulated Premises layer on LISTmap)

The Marine Farming Development Plans for the region are available on the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania website.

MF281 Y​​ellow ​Bluff

Environmental Licence (EL) monitoring and reporting conditions for salmon fish farm lease MF281 Yellow Bluff include Broadscale Environmental Monitoring (BEMP) Report, Benthic Survey Report, an Annual Environmental Review Report and Antibiotic Residue Monitoring.

EL reports for M​​F281 Yell​​ow Bluff​


 MF281 Yellow Bluff Antibiotic Residue Monitoring Final Report June 2022 (PDF 2Mb)

Medicated feed containing antibiotics (active ingredient: Trimethoprim) was applied at 12 pen bays over a 10-day period in January 2022 at the Yellow Bluff finfish farm in the Storm Bay. 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 three occasions between 31 January and 9 May 2022.​


 MF279 and MF281 BEMP Annual Report 2020-2021 (PDF 14Mb)

 MF281 Yellow Bluff Annual Environmental Review Report 2020-2021 (PDF 533Kb)

 MF281 Water Quality Performance Report 2020-2021 (PDF 2Mb)


 MF281 Yellow Bluff Annual BEMP Report 2019-2020 (PDF 8Mb)

 MF281 Annual Environmental Review Report 2019-2020 (PDF 1Mb)

 MF281 Benthic Survey Report 2019-2020 (PDF 9Mb)

MF279 West of Wedge Island

Environmental Licence (EL) reporting conditions for salmon fish farm lease MF279 West of Wedge Island include Broadscale Environmental Monitoring (BEMP) Report​, Benthic Survey Report, and an Annual Environmental Review Report.

EL reports for M​​F279 West of Wedge Island

 MF279 and MF281 BEMP Annual Report 2020-2021 (PDF 14Mb)

 MF279 West of Wedge Island Annual Environmental Review Report 2020-2021 (PDF 1Mb)

 MF279 Water Quality Performance Report 2020-2021 (PDF 1Mb)

 MF279 Benthic Survey Report 2020-2021 (PDF 3Mb)