Meanwhile – in Iceland
A major conference based in Iceland witnessed the impact of Tasmanian industrial Atlantic salmon feedlots on the state's waterways. The conference, in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, viewed the Neighbours of Fish Farming film Toxic Tsunami featuring independent MP, Kristie Johnston. You can view it here.
The conference attracted leading scientists and conservationists, and focused primarily on the impact of industrial salmon feedlots on the North American and European side of the Atlantic.
"Delegates learned about the damage the Tasmanian industry does to our waterways on the other side of the world," says Peter George, president of Neighbours of Fish Farming.
"Internationally, those experts are astonished that the industrial feedlots in Tasmania are permitted in our shallow, inshore and vulnerable waterways – it's something they simply haven't witnessed anywhere else in the world.