UnCage Our Seas
UnCage Our Seas alerts mainland consumers that caged Atlantic salmon is not clean, green and sustainable, but an industrial product with concerning health issues and far from the "superfood" the industry claims. Targeted advertising has already reached 200,000 people, and diverse events including music gigs, film shows, markets and community meetings, starting in northern NSW and SE Queensland.
This is fine . . .
How can you say "This is Fine," … when obviously it's not?
Because it's wilful ignorance. This enigmatic phrase, described as the Mona Lisa of words, aptly describes the arrogance of the Atlantic salmon industry towards the beautiful island of Tasmania and some of Australia's most beautiful waterways.
This is NOT fine.
Save the Maugean Skate
The Maugean skate lives only in Macquarie Harbour. It is threatened with extinction, and a principal reason is the presence of industrial fish farms in this fragile waterway. NOFF is calling on Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to act immediately to remove salmon pens permanently.
Off the Table
Off the Table AU, coordinated by NOFF, is the Australian branch of a global coalition campaign.
Off the Table is led by chefs, and supported by NGOs to raise awareness of the environmentally-destructive practices of industrial salmon feedlots. We are calling on the hospitality sector to take industrial salmon off its menus.
Salmon farms out of shallow waterways
In 2019 a Legislative Council Enquiry recommended the Government develop a plan . . . "to reduce inshore fin fish farming sites, with priority given to ceasing operations in sensitive, sheltered and biodiverse areas." The Government has rejected this, but we have not, and neither have the people of Tasmania. More soon.
Eating salmon - killing Tasmania
This campaign began with a series of billboards in regional Victoria and at Tullamarine Airport, and its slogan "Eating salmon - killing Tasmania" is now widely recognised - and supported. Many people throughout Tasmania and on the mainland no longer buy farmed Atlantic salmon. Tell your supermarket! Tell your favourite chef!
Save the Seals
Australian fur seals are a protected native species, yet the salmon industry is allowed to fire 'beanbags' (small bags of hard pellets), and to use 'crackers' (underwater explosives) to deter them. Beanbags cause serious injuries and deaths, crackers damage the hearing of seals, dolphins and other marine animals relying on sound to get food. Read on . . .
Recently NOFF made a substantial submission to a Federal enquiry on greenwashing, accusing the salmon industry of misleading practices to claim to be sustainable. This campaign now focuses on major supermarkets - tell your Woolies, Coles or IGA manager and staff that those labels are meaningless, deceptive and contrary to their corporate standards.
What YOU can do
There are lots of simple, practical things you can do to help us get industrial salmon farms out of our waterways.
And we'd really like you on board, Whether you join us, or become a supporter. Read on . . .