Jasmine Kamaralli

  • donated 2017-12-13 14:36:13 +1100

    Help us make a Sustainable Salmon Guide

    Heavily Stocked

    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. One salmon farmer increased their antibiotic use by 75% last year – completely ignoring warnings from the World Health Organisation about antibiotic resistance. All Tassie salmon companies are impacting the environment, but some are trying a bit more than others to do better and limit threats to endangered species.

    How the heck are you supposed to know all of this at the check-out?!

    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.

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  • signed Tassal's not welcome in the classroom 2017-09-08 15:08:15 +1000

    Keep Tassal's corporate advertising out of Primary Schools

    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

    To:
    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.

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