The D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary are Tasmania’s most treasured waterways – they host more Tasmanian recreational fishers and boaters than any other in Tasmania, and harbour thriving commercial operators and growing residential development. For the past 7 years, industry, government and natural resource management organisations have been working in
Handfish walk with their “hands” rather than swim. They belong to a group of coastal anglerfish with a narrow distribution in southeastern Australia. There are 14 species with seven endemic to Tasmania and Bass Strait. Handfishes don’t have a planktonic stage, they lay eggs, and have parental care of eggs.
Earlier in August, a Marine Debris Clean-up at Alonnah brought together over 100 volunteers from the community and industry. Together they removed over 10 cubic metres of trash and 160kg of rope from the spectacular Bruny Island coastline. D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration partners Kingborough Council, Huon Aquaculture, Tassal, NRM South,