Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint and associated recommendations for management

Project No: FRDC 2011/041 

There were three main aims of this study:  

1) to identify the effect of existing sediment copper concentrations and recommend management guidelines; 

2) to identify whether there is the “potential” for sediment copper load to decline (“recover”) and to determine the factors affecting recovery rate: identifying key environmental and ecological factors influencing sediment load (I.e. physical/ chemical and biological conditions;  

3) to assess the effect of changes in production and environmental conditions on copper bioavailability; in particular clarifying the effect of sediment disturbance, oxygen increase/depletion and farm practices.  

For further information on this project go to the final report: Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling pain (and associated recommendations for management)

Project Status
Completed
2014

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