Environment Tasmania welcomes EPA intervention on Tassal’s crap management plan

Environment Tasmania welcomes the EPAs intervention to prevent Tassal proceeding with risky dredging operations on its Macquarie Harbour dead zone, adjacent to the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.

“Allowing Tassal’s desperate dredging plans to proceed would have been the death knell for endangered species in the Harbour and the Tasmanian Government’s reputation,” says Laura Kelly, Strategy Director, Environment Tasmania. “It is unfortunate that Tassal engaged contractors and moved equipment into the Harbour prior to checking their basic obligations under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act.”

“We are grateful that the EPA has intervened and grateful that Huon Aquaculture stood up to block this threat to the Harbour through the courts.”

“Now it is imperative for Tassal to be held to the biomass cap in Macquarie Harbour and for Premier Hodgman to intervene to prevent Tassal putting fish into Okehampton bay without the proper planning approvals. We can’t allow the mess in Macquarie Harbour to transferred to our pristine east coast,” Ms Kelly said.

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  • Jos B
    commented 2018-07-30 05:50:27 +1000
    I work in Scotland as a fish farmer and think this would be a great opportunity for the fish farm industry to clean up the waste that is left on the seabed below the farms, Just because it’s not seen doesn’t mean it’s not making an impact on the area, I know from various scientists I have spoken to, the likes of PD and AGD has been found on the sediment samples , I would like to see this go ahead so the industry can move forward and try and become the sustainable industry it’s says it is
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