This Friday, an innovative partnership agreement will be signed between industry, government and natural resource managers. The partnership will provide a framework for collaboration that will support and enhance natural diversity and improve the condition of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary.
The region’s two salmon farmers – Huon Aquaculture and Tassal – have joined with Kingborough and Huon Valley Councils, TasWater, the Derwent Estuary Program and NRM South to support the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration.
A report card on the condition of the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon waterways is being developed for release in early 2016. It will focus on water quality and sediment health, pollution types and sources, swimming and seafood safety, coastal and marine habitats, and climate.