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MEDIA RELEASE: One year passes, no real action taken to save the Maugean Skate

May 16, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE:  Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the release of the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies' emergency interim report on the plight of the endangered Maugean Skate in Macquarie Harbour. We, a coalition of 7 organisations, are reuniting to support scientists in...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Open letter to the Global Seafood Alliance

May 08, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE:    Global groups denounce latest Best Aquaculture Practices salmon farm standard as greenwash MAY 5, 2024 Open letter daylights evidence of environmental damage associated with BAP salmon farms For immediate release: More than 70 environmental, animal welfare, and community groups from 18 countries...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Fragmented nature laws a ‘major disappointment’: Conservation Councils

April 17, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE:  Fragmented nature laws a ‘major disappointment’: Conservation Councils Conservation Councils from around the country have today expressed their dismay at the fragmentation of long-awaited nature laws and are urging Minister Plibersek to follow through on her promise to deliver the whole of...

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MEDIA RELEASE: UNESCO alerted to impact of salmon farming on World Heritage Area

April 05, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE:  UNESCO has been urged to request the Australian Government undertake an urgent and comprehensive environmental assessment and report on the impact of salmon farming on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).   The Australia Institute, First Nations representatives, and local, national...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Standing room only last night in Hobart as 90 members of the Clark electorate gathered to hear from scientists, government and the abalone industry about tackling the Long-spined sea urchin issue

March 21, 2024

It was a packed house last night at Shambles Brewery, Hobart last night for Environment Tasmania’s "science in the pub" event exploring the pressing issue of the Long-spined sea urchins (Centrostephanus rodgersii) and their devastating impact on Tasmania's east coast reefs.    This invasive species has become a significant...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists, fishers, divers, think-tank and Tasmanian Aboriginal Community united for urgent discussion on our declining ocean health

March 15, 2024

Scientists, divers, fishers, a think-tank and representation from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community presented in Blackman’s Bay last night at a community forum. The event explored the very urgent discussion around our declining ocean health, changes witnessed, pressures the ocean faces such as marine heatwaves,...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Roadmap has merit, but still won't Save the Skate

February 04, 2024

The Maugean Skate Recovery Team has released their Roadmap of Agreed Actions. While the roadmap includes many positive actions such as co-design with the local community and Aboriginal community, there still lacks any mention of urgently destocking Macquarie Harbour of salmon. The Maugean Skate...

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Two Maugean skates die in captive breeding program

January 16, 2024

"The deaths of two Maugean skates in the captive breeding program is incredibly sad news, and our heart goes out to the incredibly hard working team who are working around the clock on the program. This just goes to show how complex and delicate...

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