Okehampton Bay

​​Report of ​​​th​e Mari​ne Farming Planning Review Panel into Salmon Farming Operations at Okehampton Bay

 

In August 2016 the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel (the Panel) was directed by the Government to assess the adequacy of existing and ongoing environmental management framework for salmon farming at Okehampton Bay. The Panel's report to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water is now available.

The Panel advertised publicly inviting written submissions that addressed the terms of reference of the assessment: 
  1. ​The environmental science supporting the proposed environmental monitoring and management of salmon farming at Okehampton Bay within the Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage Marine Farming Development Plan October 1998 (as reviewed in 2007) area;
  2. The adequacy of the environmental baseline data and surveys to allow the Director, Environmental Protection Authority to establish a contemporary environmental management regime for the purposed marine farming activity; and
  3. The adequacy of the Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage Marine Farming Development Plan October 1998 to allow for the implementation of a contemporary environmental management regime for proposed salmonid marine farming at Okehampton Bay.​


 

Download a copy of the Panel's report 

  Okehampton Bay salmon farming report   (2Mb)

  Okehampton Bay salmon farming report cover letter   (176Kb) (covering letter to the Report from the Chair of the Panel)


 


 

Contact

Marine Farming
Water and Marine Resources Division
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3110, 1300 368 550
Email: marinefarming.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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