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PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

PWS Fire Update - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.More

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.