Peter Matthews donated 2019-02-26 10:40:06 +1100
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Peter Matthews donated 2018-01-24 12:11:06 +1100
An anonymous donor has offered to match every donation, dollar for dollar, from now until the end of January, up to $50,000!
This is our chance to fix the imbalance between big salmon and Tassie's voiceless, endangered marine life.
The money will be used for our consumer information campaign - telling buyers of farmed salmon the truth about where their salmon comes from and the impact it is having on Tasmania's precious marine environment.
We can halt the rapid industrialisation of Tasmania's oceans if we join together! Please give generously while the impact of your gift will be doubled.
Peter Matthews donated 2017-12-13 14:19:59 +1100
When it comes to salmon farming in Tasmania there's a lot of crap out there. You don't want to have to sift through it to understand which brand is best for your health and for the environment.
That's why we're creating a Sustainable Salmon Guide that will help you make the best choice at the supermarket. But we can't do it without your help so please chip in what you can afford right now.
Peter Matthews donated 2017-09-22 23:05:38 +1000
Thank you! Our campaign to protect Tasmania's precious marine ecosystems from threats like destructive fish farming is just getting started. We can't do it without your support. Please help us with a small donation now.Donate
Please sign our petition to the Federal Education Minister and the CEO of Primary Industries Education Foundation to help us keep Tassal’s corporate advertising out of schools.3,696 signatures
Federal Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
CEO of the Primary Industries Foundation Australia, Ben Stockwin
Please keep Tassal's corporate advertising out of our primary schools
Tassal have announced they are heading into schools to promote their salmon to kids. But with their soaring antibiotics use, marine dead zones, threats to endangered species and the formation of thick bacterial mats under their pens around Tasmania, Tassal gets a D minus in sustainability from us.
We know how important it is for kids to understand where our food comes from, how it is grown and how to make the best choice as consumers. But when it comes to sustainable aquaculture Tassal has failed consistently in Tasmania. On the east coast of Tasmania Tassal are moving into endangered whale calving habitat, and on the west coast they have already pushed the endangered Maugean Skate to the brink of extinction. They’re planning to double production, which means farming new areas, and their track record suggests they’ll do so with scant regard for the concerns of locals, tourism operators and recreational fishers.
This is not what a truly sustainable salmon farming industry looks like, and it’s not what we want to be teaching the next generation. And with Tassal's product coming from unhealthy growing conditions, and the company's 75% spike in use of antibiotics listed by the World Health Organisation as very important for human health, there are real questions about how healthy Tassal's salmon is.
Tassal's corporate advertising has no place in our primary schools. We urge you to act to prevent Tassal's Salmon in Schools program from going ahead.
Peter Matthews donated 2017-08-09 23:31:03 +1000
The federal government has just given its final approval for Tassal’s industrial salmon farm in Okehampton Bay. This is endangered whale calving territory, but they’ve ignored expert advice and given Tassal the go ahead anyway.
It's not just endangered whales that are at risk. Chris Massie is a fisherman that's so angry about this and so passionate about protecting Okehampton Bay, that he's occupying the bay in protest. He'll be out there for two weeks to send a clear message to Tassal and the state and federal governments that the community won’t continue to stand for corrupt processes that rubber stamp industrial development in prime fishing and tourism country and endangered species habitat.
“I’ve caught a lot of flack for standing up against this, but as a commercial fisherman I have a right to question the impacts salmon farming has on our marine environment,” Chris said.
Chris is up against the biggest fisheries company in Australia -- can you show him your support by sharing our image on facebook?
CHIP IN TO BUY CHRIS A 6-PACK! Chris has 5 nights left on the boat - we'll make sure to take him some beer!Donate