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Scientists deep dive into the environmental performance of salmon farming in Storm Bay

A new environmental monitoring program in Storm Bay is revealing exactly how the local marine environment is responding to salmon aquaculture – and it’s serving as an early warning system to detect any signs of enrichment from excess nutrients and organic matter. “Salmon aquaculture is relatively new to Storm Bay so it’s vital to have […]

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Salmon science open house 2023.

On the 10th of June 2023 scientists from the salmon Interactions team hosted a second Salmon Science Open House event at the Hobart waterfront alongside representatives from CSIRO and the FRDC. Following on from a similar event hosted in June 2022 this public “drop-in” event provided an opportunity for other scientists, industry stakeholders, and interested […]

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Identifying quality methane-reducing seaweed in Tasmanian waters

Our seaweed scientists are mapping the distribution, abundance and chemical variation of Asparagopsis armata around Tasmania to support a budding aquaculture industry that’s helping reduce livestock methane emissions, as IMAS Ecology and Biodiversity Deputy Centre Head and project lead, Associate Professor Jeff Wright explains. Asparagopsis is a small red seaweed that’s native to Tasmania. Sea Forest is the only Tasmanian […]

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Developing methods for monitoring Tasmania’s rocky reefs for impacts of salmon farming

As salmon farming expands, IMAS is frequently asked about the potential for interactions between the salmon industry and Tasmania’s iconic rocky reef ecosystems. Along with having high intrinsic conservational value, temperate reef ecosystems in Tasmania support high value commercial fisheries such as rock lobster and abalone and important recreational fisheries. Through a Fisheries Research and […]

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