Julie Brand donated 2018-01-24 09:30:36 +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.
Please sign our petition to the Federal Education Minister and the CEO of Primary Industries Education Foundation to help us keep Tassal’s corporate advertising out of schools.3,696 signatures
Federal Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
CEO of the Primary Industries Foundation Australia, Ben Stockwin
Please keep Tassal's corporate advertising out of our primary schools
Tassal have announced they are heading into schools to promote their salmon to kids. But with their soaring antibiotics use, marine dead zones, threats to endangered species and the formation of thick bacterial mats under their pens around Tasmania, Tassal gets a D minus in sustainability from us.
We know how important it is for kids to understand where our food comes from, how it is grown and how to make the best choice as consumers. But when it comes to sustainable aquaculture Tassal has failed consistently in Tasmania. On the east coast of Tasmania Tassal are moving into endangered whale calving habitat, and on the west coast they have already pushed the endangered Maugean Skate to the brink of extinction. They’re planning to double production, which means farming new areas, and their track record suggests they’ll do so with scant regard for the concerns of locals, tourism operators and recreational fishers.
This is not what a truly sustainable salmon farming industry looks like, and it’s not what we want to be teaching the next generation. And with Tassal's product coming from unhealthy growing conditions, and the company's 75% spike in use of antibiotics listed by the World Health Organisation as very important for human health, there are real questions about how healthy Tassal's salmon is.
Tassal's corporate advertising has no place in our primary schools. We urge you to act to prevent Tassal's Salmon in Schools program from going ahead.
Julie Brand endorsed 2017-06-09 18:50:32 +1000Good on you guys ! Get more of your high profile friends to get involved too.
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
To The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia.
Welcoming destructive Super Trawlers into Australia is just one of the anti-environment attacks Tony Abbott will be remembered for.
We know you have shown leadership to protect our oceans in the past, working with former Prime Minister John Howard to introduce a network of marine protected areas in Australia’s South East Marine Region. We are asking you to show leadership again and step up to ban all factory trawlers in Australia.
Make Super Trawlers part of Abbott’s legacy, not yours.