Sabotage ruled out
The recent escape of 130,000 salmon from Huon Aquaculture feedlots in Storm Bay was definitely not the result of sabotage, TAMP has learned.
Government officials have told TAMP that Huon Aquaculture has confirmed there was no sabotage, contrary to implications by CEO, France Bender, in the days after the escape.
It was the second escape of the company's salmon in less than two weeks. "The idea that some group might have gone out to the massive feedlots in gale force winds and cut their way through nets was always a nonsense," co-chair of TAMP, Peter George, says.