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MEDIA RELEASE: Publish the State of the Environment Report 2024

July 06, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE: Over 30 groups from across Tasmania call for greater accountability in Government environmental decision-making. A joint statement, signed by 31 groups, has called on the Tasmanian Government to publish the State of the Environment Report 2024 as soon as it is finalised....

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MEDIA RELEASE: Oxygen levels at Macquarie Harbour not as rosy as government claims

July 05, 2024

Today’s announcement from the Tasmanian government does not provide the complete picture of the oxygen levels within Macquarie Harbour. "On closer examination of the EPA report, monitoring shows the dissolved oxygen levels within the Central Harbour and south-east section of the harbour located within...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maugean Skate National Recovery Team Communique too little too late

June 11, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE: Maugean Skate National Recovery Team Communique too little too late Today, public communique for the Maugean Skate National Recovery Team’s February meeting has been released with scant and stale information. Read the communique here. Notably, Salmon Tasmania did not attend the meeting...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Full house in St Helens at sell-out film event exploring disappearing kelp and urchin barrens

May 31, 2024

110 members of the St Helens community gathered last night at a sell-out film event showing Reviving Giants, created by the Great Southern Reef Foundation. It was standing-room only as the community demonstrated that they are passionate about their ocean backyard and want it...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Out-of-sight, out-of-mind salmon farming kills more wildlife

May 23, 2024

Thirty six Great Cormorants were recorded to have died at a Tassal salmon farm at the end of last year and another 53 were shot, with permission from the Tasmanian government.  This information has been uncovered only after a Rights to Information Request was...

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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: Tasmanians rally for nature and climate on first day of parliament

May 14, 2024

Hundreds of people have rallied with eighteen organisations, including a think tank, environment and climate groups and the Aboriginal community for Tasmania’s Parliament first day back.  Speakers included Rachel Hay, Tasmanian Conservation Trust’s Climate Campaigner, Peter George from Neighbours of Fish Farming, Alistair Allan,...

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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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