NRM South

D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration


The D’Entrecasteaux Channel is a unique waterway appreciated for its natural, heritage, economic and lifestyle values. It was surveyed by Europeans in 1792 and is of cultural significance to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. The channel contains two marine reserves, a national park, it boasts amazing coastal vegetation, abundant birdlife and beautiful, sandy beaches and supports a range of viable industries including aquaculture, tourism and fishing.


The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration project has resulted in assessment and inventory of scientific research already undertaken; reinforcing the Channel’s natural, heritage and geoconservation values, being awarded an International River Foundation prize and most significantly the production of the State of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Lower Huon Estuary Report.