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.
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
areas are monitored throughout the year to assess spatial and temporal patterns
of water and sediment quality.
The report - Evaluation of BEMP Monitoring from 2009 to 2012 is available through IMAS (pdf 4MB).
The 2012/13 to 2016/17 BEMP report covers a 5-year period
Final BEMP Report - 2012 to 2017 (7Mb)
The most recent annual BEMP report is for
the 2017/18 period:
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18 (6Mb)
Huon BEMP Annual Report 2017-18 - Appendix (4Mb)