Stop the Fish Farm Faeces Dump

The Tasmanian Government currently places no limit on the amount of faeces big salmon farming companies can dump in our coastal waters. This might have been bearable when the industry was small, but it is expanding at break-neck speed.

Environment Tasmania estimates big salmon companies currently dump 2.1 million kilograms of nitrogen pollution in Tasmania's coastal waters every year.

 

Fish Farm Faeces Dump

Not only does the Government fail to put a limit on the amount of pollution the industry can dump - they also let them dump in coastal bays and harbours, where the water is too shallow and current too weak to flush out this amount of pollution.

The Marine Farming Review Panel is currently reviewing big salmon's plans to expand into another sheltered bay - this time on our stunning Sapphire Coast.

Send a message to the Review Panel and tell them there should be no intensive salmon farming allowed in sheltered bays that can't bear the tonnes of pollution salmon farming dumps in our coastal waters. 

 


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    • commented 2016-09-29 21:52:43 +1000
      That figure is a massive lie and more than total world fin fish emissions! How can you post that on your webpage ET?
      Even worse is that people believe this! It is a simple calculation based on production, Tasmania only produces 25,000t per year of salmon…..what a shonky organisation you are and it is unfair what you are doing to an industry that supports the state. Stop the lies and work with this industry if you want to make a change!
    • commented 2016-09-23 14:55:09 +1000
      If there is any hint of wilful negligence on the part of the Review Panel = crime against nature = Panel Members AND their families compulsory living, working, schooling in the areas until fixed + 6 months to make sure : simple, really.
    • commented 2016-09-23 05:29:35 +1000
      This totally lack of care for our environment really pisses me off. I have a tendency to vote with my feet and wallet. Once I stop with a product I never buy it again ie John Wests.
    • commented 2016-09-21 15:55:12 +1000
      They should be made to clean up their ongoing mess
    • commented 2016-09-21 14:57:16 +1000
      This cannot be allowed to happen,
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    • commented 2016-09-20 19:30:46 +1000
      One simple solution:
      GO VEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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