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CONSULTATION: 3D on-shore and off-shore seismic survey off WA’s Mid-West region

Westranch Holdings Pty Ltd are currently seeking approval from Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) to conduct a 3D on-shore and off-shore seismic survey off WA’s Mid-West region, just south of Dongara.

The off-shore component will be between Greenough and Leeman and will cover the shallow waters off the 3-nautical mile wide state territorial waters along the coastline.  The on-shore component will be adjacent to the off shore location on the western side of Indian Ocean Drive.

What is Seismic survey?

Seismic surveying is a widely used exploration method used to define and analyse subsurface geological structures. Seismic surveying uses a technique that directs acoustic energy into these subsurface geological structures from equipment deployed by vessel for offshore activities and via vibrator truck for onshore activities.

Click here for a Fact Sheet that provides more information including a map of the 42 km2 seismic acquisition area.

If you have any concerns or issues with the proposed 3D seismic survey works relevant to your WRL commercial fishing activities please contact Clare@westernrocklobster.org by COB Friday 30th April 2018.

Or, if you prefer, please liaise directly with Tiffaney George at Strategen Environmental via t.george@strategen.com.au or telephone 08 9380 3100.

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