Report Marine Farming Debris

​​​​​The Tasmanian Government, as part of its Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry, has identified marine farming debris as a priority. 

Reporting Marine Debris​​​​​

If you come across marine farming debris on the water or washed up on the shoreline, you can report your sighting

  • by calling the Marine Debris Hotline: 1300 DEBRIS (1300 332 747)
  • by emailing Marine Farming Branch:​ If you are able please take photos of the debris and attach them to your email.
  • via the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association's Debris Tracker App
If debris poses a hazard to navigation, contact Marine and Safety Tasmania 0418 145 439.

About the App

The Debris Tracker app, is part of a system for reporting, recording and removing marine debris in Tasmanian waters. It is an initiative of the Tasmanian salmon industry and contributes to the safety of mariners and the Tasmanian Government's zero tolerance approach to marine debris.

The App is managed by the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association (TSGA). All reports submitted via both the Debris Tracker App and the Hotline are sent to the Marine Farming Branch (DPIPWE), MAST, and the salmon company closest to the debris for removal.


Download the iPhone and iPad version from the 
Apple App Store.

Download the Android version from the 
Google Play Store.

Device Requirements:

iOS Devices: requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Android Devices: requires Android version 4.1 or later.

​Whale, Dolphin & Seal Entanglement​

Should you find an entangled whale, dolphin or seal (dead or alive), please call DPIPWE's Marine Conservation Program on the Whale Hotline: 0427 WHALES (0427 942 537).

Do not attempt to disentangle the animal - wild animals can present a significant safety risk.


Report Marine Farming Debris
Marine Farming Branch
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000

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