The Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment department has responded to a boat wreckage that washed up on Croppies Beach in the state’s North-East last month, a spokeswoman confirmed.
It comes after visitors to the remote beach at Waterhouse voiced concerns over a number of dead penguins found among the wreckage.
A DPIPWE spokeswoman said the department had worked to determine ownership and ensure there was no environmental risk.
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“Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service was notified about the boat wreckage and responded at the time, in conjunction with the Environment Protection Agency,” the spokeswoman said.
“As the wreckage is in a remote area, the PWS service had been monitoring and removing smaller debris where possible.
“They have not been able to remove the larger debris.
“There is a healthy population of Little Penguins breeding on Waterhouse Island and unfortunately chicks that do not survive to independence may be seen washed up along the high tides line.”