Aija Neilands donated 2019-07-29 12:13:52 +1000
We need your support to protect our island - one of the rarest wilderness areas left on earth - from logging, overfishing and mining. Environment Tasmania is independent and not-for-profit. Your generous gift is a vital part of our important work.
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Aija Neilands donated 2018-06-01 10:49:39 +1000
Industrial salmon farming has polluted Macquarie Harbour so badly that there have been mass fish kills and scientists are saying a rare endangered species, the Maugean Skate, may not reproduce a new generation. Extinction of endangered species and the death of 1.35 million salmon in Macquarie Harbour was preventable. The politicians refuse to act. Get the truth in front of as many Australians buying salmon as possible. Help put our simple guide rating salmon companies performance into people's social media feed, for around $0.75c per click.
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Aija Neilands donated 2018-01-23 14:33:47 +1100
An anonymous donor has offered to match every donation, dollar for dollar, from now until the end of January, up to $50,000!
This is our chance to fix the imbalance between big salmon and Tassie's voiceless, endangered marine life.
The money will be used for our consumer information campaign - telling buyers of farmed salmon the truth about where their salmon comes from and the impact it is having on Tasmania's precious marine environment.
We can halt the rapid industrialisation of Tasmania's oceans if we join together! Please give generously while the impact of your gift will be doubled.
Aija Neilands donated 2017-12-13 16:06:04 +1100
When it comes to salmon farming in Tasmania there's a lot of crap out there. You don't want to have to sift through it to understand which brand is best for your health and for the environment.
That's why we're creating a Sustainable Salmon Guide that will help you make the best choice at the supermarket. But we can't do it without your help so please chip in what you can afford right now.
Aija Neilands donated 2017-09-22 14:35:07 +1000
Thank you! Our campaign to protect Tasmania's precious marine ecosystems from threats like destructive fish farming is just getting started. We can't do it without your support. Please help us with a small donation now.Donate
Aija Neilands donated 2017-06-22 17:24:58 +1000
Tassal already have their machinery on the ground. They have no planning approvals and no social licence. To protect the coastline we love, our recreational fishing grounds, critical endangered whale calving habitat -- we must act now.
This is just the thin edge of the wedge. We know the industry want to double in size over the next two decades and we can’t let Okehampton Bay be a new beachhead for their expansion up the East Coast.
Your donation will help us continue to expose Tassal's illegal activities and explore every avenue to stop their Okehampton Bay plans.
Thank you for your support.Donate
Aija Neilands endorsed 2017-06-09 10:37:23 +1000
Australian fishing icon Steve “Starlo” Starling says Tassal’s Okehampton Bay salmon farming proposal is a “disaster waiting to happen” and now AFL star Nick Reiwoldt has joined the campaign too!
On Sunday 18 June the local Tassie community are holding a huge, peaceful flotilla and rally on Hobart’s waterfront. It's called #FloatMo and it'll send a clear message to our Premier that Tassal’s plan to spread industrial salmon farming up our pristine East Coast must be stopped. Their industrial fish farm would be bad for our precious marine environment, bad for fishing, bad for our tourism brand and terrible for endangered whales.
If you can make it please RSVP here. Otherwise show your support now by sending a message of support to Nick and Starlo.Endorse
Aija Neilands signed An Open Letter to WWF 2017-04-21 15:26:11 +1000I am a supporter of WWF but I am going to review my contributions in light of this, what seems to be a bad decision.
WWF support Tassal's destructive salmon farming operations. Help us let them know what's happening on the ground here in Tasmania - undersign our letter to their board.2,940 signatures
President Mr Robert Purves
1 Smail Street
cc Mr Dermot O’Gorman, CEO WWF Australia
Dear Mr Purves
An open letter regarding WWF's support of Tassal's destructive salmon operations
We, the undersigned, write to urge you to cease immediately your support of Tassal and its destructive salmon farming practices in the place we love, Tasmania.
Tassal has turned their largest lease in Macquarie Harbour into what scientists call a marine dead zone. The harbour is the outlet to the famous Franklin-Gordon river system and it was recently revealed that the dead zone from Tassal’s lease has spread into Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which we are responsible for protecting for future generations.
This dead zone, creeping into the World Heritage Area, is putting at risk the very existence of the Maugean Skate, a prehistoric species found only in Tasmania. Like the World Heritage Area, the Skate is meant to be protected, but scientists estimate there are only 3000 individual skates left. They’re calling it the ‘thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) of the sea’.
WWF does crucial work globally, but this time, you have got the balance wrong. Signing off on World Heritage damage and the extinction of a protected species is further than any environment group should go in a corporate partnership. You are making it harder for people who actually live in or love Tasmania to protect it. Tassal’s damage is not contained to Macquarie Harbour. A media investigation recently discovered Tassal were illegally holding protected fur seals. We know Tassal kill seals too, but they refuse to disclose how many.
We know that WWF takes up to $500,000 a year in direct payments from Tassal. We’re worried this creates a conflict of interest that is influencing your decision to support their outdated inshore farming methods, which the company is about to expand onto Tasmania’s stunning east coast.
WWF’s panda does not belong on Tassal packaging and your financial relationship makes it look like Tassal are simply buying kudos from a far-away international charity who could not possibly know what is happening on the ground. Your endorsement has to end. Please, for Tasmania’s marine ecosystem, withdraw from your endorsement and cease your financial relationship with Tassal.
We know you have no office or staff in Tasmania, so we invite you to come here and meet with us, to take a tour of our damaged World Heritage Area, to meet with experts on the endangered Maugean Skate and the communities working to protect their backyards from the destructive practices you endorse.
Chair, Environment Tasmania