Tom Gunn at Environment Tasmania

Tom Gunn

  • endorsed 2017-06-18 11:30:37 +1000
    I hope you succeed in preventing having all your scenic views and clean ocean water destroyed on the east coast. We down in the Huon have had our water way turned into a sewer which you can only see by diving here now as well as knowing what the underwater conditions were like years ago. Our scenic views also have been turned into an industrial junk yard scene. The scenic tranquility is no more. The Huon was one if not the greatest Jewel people in Tasmania could easily enjoy for sailing / boating , diving, fishing, and just looking out over the water and surrounds but that has changed and is now chocked with ponds. Below the water line the plants and fish are struggling. It is without question this not a concern to the EPA or any government environmental department, the government nor the companies that have perpetrated the damage.

    Where in Australia can you pour raw effluent into a waterway so close to the coast. Imagine having a feedlot of Pigs or cattle sitting out over the huon dropping their waste directly into the water let alone anywhere else that wasn’t contained. Feedlots are not allowed to do it. Why is the fish feedlot allowed to? The oil slicks down here I have found now down to Southport and well up the Channel. The Marine reserves at Nine pin is suffering and don’t think further up the channel is any better. I have seen juvenile fish dying and or very sick at Cape Bruny Cloudy bay and nearly to the Friars.

    I suggest you do your own audit and get video footage of what it is like under these nets and in the surrounding waterways. The departments can barely trusted.

    The companies have no limit or have not detailed how big their expansion plans are going to be. If it is left unchecked close to the coast, all the enjoyment we have had from living in these area will vanish.

    It has been by stealth and gradual change that it has got to this point. The frog being slowly cooked in the pot ploy. If the change is slow enough the stupid people wont realize, is the contempt the companies, government and agencies have shown by their actions.

    It should not be just all about employment and profits for irresponsible companies exploiting their strength with governments to get their way without constraint.

    I sincerely hope you get a satisfactory result to your concerns about the Okehampton bay Salmon ponds.

    Best Regards


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