Issued: 14 March 2018
The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment today released the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) study into the potential effects of Huon Aquaculture’s nitrogen inputs into the Huon Estuary in 2015.
Huon Aquaculture CEO and Managing Director Peter Bender said, “we are pleased that the IMAS report corroborates our initial assessment made back in 2015; that there would be no cause for concern.
“The public can rest assured that the report found that our nitrogen exceedance has had a temporary, small and localised impact without any significant system-wide impact.
“It is also important to note that at no time was the total nitrogen limit exceeded across the Huon and Channel.