Misleading claims about salmon hatcheries demolished


A recent article in The Mercury, Hobart, (29 Aug 2021) headed "Don't Blame Fish Farms for Ruined Rivers" reported claims that salmon hatcheries have at worst minimal impact on Tasmanian waterways.

One of Australia's most eminent water scientists, Professor Peter Davies AM, puts that claim to the sword. Professor Davies has an international reputation and consults globally including to the US EPA, the European Union and the Murray Darling Basin Authority. He is adjunct professor at UTas and was honoured with the AM in 2012 "For service to conservation and the environment as a contributor to national water policy development and through research of Australia's rivers and waterways'.