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D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Huon and Port Esperance

​The area covered by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon River Marine Farming Development Plan October 2019 is all that area of State waters bounded by the high water mark between lines drawn from Dennes Point to Piersons Point to the north and from Hopwood Point and Southport Bluff to the South and within the Huon River, a line drawn from Shipwrights Point due east to the eastern coastline of the Huon River. The Plan area also includes all that area in Recherche Bay bounded by the high water mark and to the west of a line between Fisher Point and Eliza Point and all that area in Cloudy Bay Lagoon at Bruny Island bounded by the high water mark to the north of the mouth of the Estuary.

There are 28 listed Marine Farming Leases within the development plan area.

The Marine Farming Development Plan covering this area 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 finfish farm environmental licence holders in ​the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon River Marine Farming Development Plan area.


​Salmon Environmental Management Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.