Published: 9 August 2021 Updated: 27 September 2023
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The Storm Bay Research Program is a suite of FRDC research projects that will provide scientific knowledge and tools to guide sustainable management of impacts from Atlantic Salmon farming within Storm Bay. The research projects are being conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). The research program has been designed to respond to the recommendations of the Tasmanian Government’s Marine Farming Review Panel and will directly feed into Tasmanian Government planning and regulation of the Atlantic Salmon farming industry in Storm Bay.

Research Management

Project Manager

Heidi Mumme

The role of the Project Manager is to coordinate Project Governance (relating to the IMAS and CSIRO research suite) and provide direct reporting to the Steering Committee, against the agreed work plan on progress, achievements or challenges. The Project Manager will chair the various sub-committees, and manage consultants and communication releases to develop and ensure integration of monitoring and research, delivery of outcomes, and public reporting. The Project Manager is the key contact point between the researchers and project clients and will also be responsible for coordinating engagement between the steering committee and independent governance committee.

Steering Committee

Patrick Hone (Chair), Heidi Mumme (Executive Support), Josh Fielding (FRDC)

Beth Fulton (CSIRO), Catriona MacLeod (IMAS), Deidre Wilson / John Adams / Ian Dutton (NRE), Matt Barrenger (Salmon Tasmania), Ursula Taylor (DEP), Darryl Cook (EPA)

The purpose of the Steering Committee (SC) is to provide strategic oversight and clear recommendation to FRDC and Governance Committee for the Program of research and reporting including management and planning. The SC also reviews and evaluates research milestone reports and outputs to ensure outputs are achieved.

Technical Advisory Group

Heidi Mumme (Chair), Wayne Hutchinson (FRDC)

Adam Smark (Huon), Akira Weller-Wong (DEP), David Horner (EPA), Depha Miedecke (Petuna), Dianne Maynard (DPIPWE), Jeff Ross (IMAS), Karen Wild-Allen (CSIRO), Daniel Wild (CSIRO), Sean Riley (Tassal), Stephen Gallagher (EPA),

The purpose of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is to provide technical and logistical expertise and advice in relation to the suite of Storm Bay research and to provide updates against milestone objectives and outputs to the TAG and Steering Committee as required.

Research Priorities

The FRDC has funded 4 current priority projects which look at provision of the required information to sustainably manage aquaculture expansion and operations within the region of Storm in Tasmania.

Key Resources

 Website Organisation   Content/audience

IMAS Salmonid interaction research site

Atlantic salmon aquaculture research - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies University of Tasmania

IMAS Overview of what IMAS is doing with an overview of the science challenges. Includes videos. Summary of research projects

Growing the Tasmanian Atlantic salmon farming industry - CSIRO

CSIRO CSIRO research on Salmonid farming.

Aquaculture - CSIRO

CSIRO Overview of aquaculture research. Some Salmon projects.

DPIPWE General public. Overview of salmon farming geography, production, and compliance. No dynamic data. Does not include research projects.

Salmon Tasmanian

FRDC General community. List of research projects under IPA.

Coastal Environmental Modelling

CSIRO Research from CSIRO’s Coastal Environmental Modelling Team. See Current Projects for Storm Bay research. CSIRO CSIRO  

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