8250460-3x2-940x627The EPA has set the 2018-2020 biomass limit for salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour at 9,500t.

In setting the new limit, the EPA acknowledged that the health of Macquarie Harbour is continuing to decline. The EPA Director also confirmed today that 1.35 million salmon had died over summer due to the outbreak of disease in the Harbour.

While the new biomass limit represents a 20% reduction from the previous limit of 12,000t, Huon Aquaculture has previously noted that a limit of 9,000t would simply reflect the number of fish left in the Harbour following the summer mortality events.

To read the EPA Director’s statement of reasons for the biomass decision, click here.

To read a timeline of the events leading up to the latest biomass decision, click here.