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EPA Tasmania recommends reducing salmon biomass at Port Macquarie

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommends reducing the maximum biomass of scaled fish allowed at Port Macquarie during the period from 14 February to 30 April 2017. EPA's Director, Mr Wes Ford, said the decision to limit biomass to 14,000 tonnes is based on extensive information, including a review of the most recent research findings provided by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). The official considered the very low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the deeper waters of Macquarie Harbour, the extent of the presence of Beggiatoa species in the harbour currently, and its increase over the past six months, as well as a decline in benthic fauna in the vicinity of the marine farms. The announcement follows the director’s notices sent by the EPA's director on Monday to three companies that grow salmon in Puerto Macquarie (Petuna... FULL STORY

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