The kanamaluka/Tamar estuary is an iconic part of the Tasmanian landscape and as the longest navigable estuary in Australia it plays an important part in our cultural and natural heritage.
Stretching for more than 70 kilometres, the estuary features deep channels, shallow mud flats, strong tidal currents and an environment that supports a high diversity of marine life and important habitats like seagrass and spectacular rocky reefs.
The estuary has long been vulnerable to poor environmental management with issues such as modification and pollution having an impact on the estuary’s health.
Improving the health of the estuary is about the overall value of the system for people, wildlife, aquatic animals and plant life. It is a fine balance between public health, ecological health, the local economy, and recreational amenity.
The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce (TEMT) was established to bring together all the organisations; business, local and state government; to improve and deliver a healthier estuary.