Founded in 2015, NOFF is a not-for-profit organisation driven by volunteers. Our committee members represent a wide range of professional backgrounds across the media, marketing, science, business and the arts. United by a deep belief that our communities and natural environments should not be exploited or harmed, our objective is to end the destructive practices of the multi-national Atlantic salmon industry in Tasmania's waterways.
NOFF's ongoing campaigns have engendered widespread public support, stripping the industry of its social licence despite its grip on the government and regulators.
We want to see
Our goal is to end salmon feedlots in our vulnerable, shallow coastal waters and rivers. A sustainable transition to land-based production must be overseen by independent regulation and guided by independent science and community values.
- Farming of salmon if it is on land and environmentally sustainable.
- An end to sea-cage fish farming in Tasmania's coastal and tidal waterways, in Bass Strait, and in waters adjacent to marine and terrestrial national parks and reserves.
- The removal of flow-through fish farm hatcheries polluting our rivers and water supplies.
- An immediate moratorium on industry expansion until there is proper, independent scientific research on its environmental and social impacts.
- An industry regulated by standards independently developed on sound scientific advice.
- A fair financial return to all levels of government and local communities for the use of our waterways - but not at the expense of the environment, consumers and communities.
Based on the Dennes Point Declaration - founded by local community groups meeting on Bruny Island – we demand that the salmon industry meet these principles:
- It must do no harm.
- It must be safe for consumers, wildlife and fish stocks, neighbouring communities, and fish-farm staff.
- It must be carbon neutral.
- There must be complete transparency in the use of public waterways.
- There must be a fair return to the community (Federal, State and Local Government) for use of Federal and State waterways, and the use of fresh water and other assets.
- It must acknowledge and respect the connection, rights and aspirations of traditional custodians on country, including sea country.
A land-based industry will deliver:
- Fish product that is identifiably Tasmanian, free of antibiotics, and industrial chemicals banned throughout Europe since 2017.
- An end to seal deaths, and cruelty to marine wildlife and salmon stock.
- Skilled, long-term local employment.
- An end to biological and plastics pollution of our waterways.
- An end to 24/7 industrial noise and light adjacent to residential areas.
Who is TAMP?
NOFF is a proud member of the Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection (TAMP) - an umbrella organisation for professional and recreational fishers, businesses, sailors, individuals, community groups and coastal residents concerned about the impact of industrial salmon feedlots.
- We support the Dennes Point Declaration
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We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to elders past and present.NOFF (Neighbours of Fish Farming)
- ABN 473 096 904 52
- Tasmanian Incorporated Association Number IA11921