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 at:
Broadscale Environmental Monitoring Program
The Broadscale Environmental MonitoringProgram (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 the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon/ Port Esperance Marine Farm
Development Plan areas.