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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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