"There is nothing "responsible" about intensively farming fin fish in Macquarie Harbour," said Jess Coughlan, campaigner at NOFF, "given the history of environmental damage, due largely to a massive expansion of industry, which will take years to repair. The most responsible action that can be taken right now is to remove salmon and trout farms...
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Australia has mandated all its hospitality venues must display the country of origin of the seafood they serve, but have failed to adopt NOFF's recommendation to require specification of wild caught or farmed.
Angry Killora residents have called on Minister Palmer to cancel Tassal fish farming licences due for renewal on 30 November and turn the area into a marine reserve.
NOFF condemns the decision by EPA director Wes Ford to grant the salmon industry two more years to destroy Macquarie Harbour and drive the Maugean skate closer to extinction. He will have 14 days to defend his reasons for this decision.
The Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection (TAMP) has called on the Tasmanian EPA to immediately reveal its reasons for renewing licences for industrial salmon companies to continue operating in Macquarie Harbour. Licences expired today and were immediately renewed, ignoring the majority of Tasmanians who now oppose the industry operating...
Federal Environment Minister moves on Maugean skate - but small steps towards averting extinction are not enough
That the Federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has accepted her clear legal obligation to review industrial salmon operations in Tasmania's Macquarie Harbour is welcome but is not enough to deal with the clear and present danger of extinction of the Maugean skate.
NOFF launches a national campaign, UnCage Our Seas, at a public meeting at the Hobart Town Hall.
Just the cost of doing business? It’s the cost of relying on markets to determine what is profitable and what is precious.
The sweeping move to financialise the protection of nature with markets and 'private investment' as another means to sidestep regulation and government spending is just as concerning as the standard tactic of waving around dodgy economic modelling and exaggerated jobs figures, which has long been a favourite and effective tactic of the mining...