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 environmental licence holders in the
D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon River Marine Farming Development Plan area.
The objective of this program is to document broadscale spatial and temporal trends for key environmental parameters, allowing assessment of the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture in the region. Fifteen sites within the Marine Farm Development Plan area are monitored throughout the year to assess spatial and temporal patterns of water and sediment quality.
The most recent annual BEMP report is for the 2018/19 period:
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2019
D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon BEMP Annual Report 2019 - Appendix
2017/18 Annual BEMP report:
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18 - Appendix
The 2012/13 to 2016/17 BEMP report covers a 5-year period:
Final BEMP Report - 2012 to 2017 (7Mb)
BEMP monitoring 2009 to 2012
The report - Evaluation of BEMP Monitoring from 2009 to 2012 is available through IMAS (pdf 4MB).