The area covered by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel Marine Farming Development Plan February 2002 covers the stretch of water between Bruny Island and the mainland of Tasmania, running north south in orientation for approximately 50 km. To the north the Channel adjoins the Derwent Estuary and to the south the Southern Ocean.
The area covered by the Huon River and Port Esperance Marine Farming Development Plan February 2002 consists of all that area bounded by the high water mark between: to the north, a line drawn from Shipwrights Point due east to the eastern coastline of the Huon River; to the south-east, a line drawn from Ninepin Point to Scott Point.
There are 28 listed Marine Farming Leases within these two development plan areas.
Marine Farming Development Plans covering these two areas can be found on the Current Marine Farming Development Plans page of the DPIPWE Website.
Broadscale Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP)
The Broadscale Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP) provides a comprehensive assessment of ecological condition in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary.
The program commenced in March 2009, and is currently undertaken by all marine finfish farm licence holders in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon/ Port Esperance Marine Farm Development Plan areas.