2020 AIRF Funding Round

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Babel Island Group (including Babel, Cat, Stonehouse Island)

Lead Agency: Tasmanian Commercial Divers Association (TCDA)
Funding: $31,000
Start Date: 1 November 2020                          End Date: 31 May 2021
Status: IN PROGRESS

Aims and Objectives:
  • Remove all sizes of Centro from Babel Island.
  • Remove Centro within roe season for processing, or use urchin waste for waste processing machine.
  • Trial the feasibility of mother boats/ live tanking in the urchin industry.
  • Provide urchin to IMAS for sampling.

Tasmanian Commerical Dive Industry - Centrostephanus industry short film

Lead Agency: Tasmanian Commercial Divers Association (TCDA)
Funding: $3,000
Start Date: 1 June 2020                          End Date: 30 August 2020
Status: IN PROGRESS

Aims and Objectives:

Produce a short film showing why and how Centro turned up, the effect they have had on Tasmanian reefs, what actions are being taken and summarised positive results.  This film would include aspects on the TACL/ AIRF input towards accelerating harvest and industry.

Inform industry members, the general public and anyone interested on the background and current movement of the Centro harvest industry.


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