Lake Argyle Aquaculture Initiative (Bulletin 967)

This report, published as Bulletin 967, provides the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) advice to the Minister for the Environment under Section 16(e) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) on a strategic review of the potential development of a 2,000 tonne per annum barramundi (Lates calcarifer) production industry on Lake Argyle near Kununurra, being facilitated by Fisheries Western Australia (FWA).

FWA requested early advice from the EPA on any potential fatal flaws, from an environmental impact perspective, that could be associated with development of the industry. The EPA's report also highlights areas where further work would be required by proponents as part of a formal environmental impact assessment of a firm development proposal under Section 38 of the EP Act.

February 4, 2000