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100 years on, Old Pelion Hut retains its charm

19/09/2017

One of Tasmania's favourite historic mountain huts, Old Pelion Hut in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, is celebrating its centenary this year.More

Future-proofing our tourism icons

18/09/2017

Environment and Parks Minister Matthew Groom has announced that $8 million will be allocated to upgrade vital infrastructure in our parks and reserves over the next two years.More

Tenders advertised for Freycinet Master Plan

28/08/2017

Freycinet is one of the absolute jewels in Tasmania's crown, with locals and visitors flocking to the area in droves to experience one of the world's most stunning areas.
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Huon Estuary Marine Conservation Area

Huon Estuary Marine Conservation AreaThe Huon Estuary Marine Conservation Area encompasses 694.2 hectares of the Huon River between the Huonville bridge in the north and near Glaziers Bay in the south.

The reserve is a near pristine estuary habitat of high ecological importance. The area plays an important role in estuarine processes including nutrient cycling, hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes. The area contains important migration habitat for the vulnerable Australian grayling (Prototroctes maraena), and also provides a feeding, breeding and rest area for whitebait and the Australian grayling, and a nursery and refuge area for sharks. A tidal delta of geoconservation significance known as the 'Egg Islands Tidal Delta' covers the majority of the reserve area.

The area was proclaimed a conservation area under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 9 December 2009. This reserve class provides for the protection and maintenance of the natural and cultural values of the area and the sustainable use of natural resources. 

Fishing is permitted in the reserve. Rules and regulations relating to recreational fishing in Tasmania can be found in the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.