About NOFF

Founded in 2015, NOFF is a not-for-profit organisation driven by volunteers.  Our committee and members represent a wide range of backgrounds all united by a deep belief that our communities and natural environments should not be exploited or harmed. 

Our Goal

Our goal is to save Tasmanian's unique natural waterways from the damage being caused by the multinational Atlantic salmon industry. 

This is achieved by removing salmon feedlots and hatcheries from vulnerable, shallow coastal waters and rivers, and made possible by influencing the practices of industry and regulators, and the decisions of government, consumers and the general public. 

First steps...

  1. An immediate moratorium on industry expansion until there is proper, independent scientific research on its environmental and social impacts.
  2. An industry regulated by standards independently developed on unbiased and sound scientific advice.
  3. An independent EPA and regulatory body that ensures standards and penalties reflect environmental value and community expectations.

Second steps...

  1. The removal of flow-through fish farm hatcheries polluting our rivers and water supplies.
  2. 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.
  3. Transition salmon farming to land-based RAS in an environmentally sustainable way.

The Dennes Point Declaration

Born through alliances and by communities directly impacted by the damage the industry creates, the Dennes Point Declaration forms the guiding objectives that translate into our demands and our action. 

Based on the Dennes Point Declaration the salmon industry must meet these principles:

  • It must be safe for consumers, wildlife and fish stocks, neighbouring communities, and fish-farm staff.
  • 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.
  • It must do no harm and be carbon neutral.

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.  

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