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Australian fishing icon Steve “Starlo” Starling says Tassal’s Okehampton Bay salmon farming proposal is a “disaster waiting to happen” and now AFL star Nick Reiwoldt has joined the campaign too!

On Sunday 18 June the local Tassie community are holding a huge, peaceful flotilla and rally on Hobart’s waterfront. It's called #FloatMo and it'll send a clear message to our Premier that Tassal’s plan to spread industrial salmon farming up our pristine East Coast must be stopped. Their industrial fish farm would be bad for our precious marine environment, bad for fishing, bad for our tourism brand and terrible for endangered whales.

If you can make it please RSVP here. Otherwise show your support now by sending a message of support to Nick and Starlo.

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  • Bruce McDonald
    endorsed 2017-07-19 01:03:43 +1000
    My Urgent message to Tasmania’s Premier is that Tassal’s plan to spread industrial salmon farming up our pristine East Coast must be stopped.

    Their industrial fish farm would be bad for our preci

    ous marine environment, bad for fishing, bad for our tourism brand and terrible for endangered whales.
  • cherie mills
    endorsed 2017-06-26 10:33:44 +1000
  • Briallen Tempest
    endorsed 2017-06-26 08:30:45 +1000
  • Sophia Inc
    endorsed 2017-06-22 12:54:58 +1000
  • Antoinette Lindfors
    endorsed 2017-06-21 03:48:43 +1000
  • Jennifer Fox
    endorsed 2017-06-20 23:43:23 +1000
  • Scruffy Mead
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-20 17:57:26 +1000
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  • Bernardine Mead
    endorsed 2017-06-20 17:56:59 +1000
  • Karen Tomlinson
    endorsed 2017-06-20 07:50:24 +1000
  • Angela aforde Forde
    endorsed 2017-06-19 17:59:21 +1000
    I grew up in Tasmania and am immensely disappointed at a company causing ocean dead zones, not only does this impact the marine life but also would change the entire Eco or water system for miles around, great to see people with a name that many look up to supporting this

    Tasmania is one of the most beautiful and pristine environments on the planet would be a sad day to see it polluted and ruined!
  • terry green
    endorsed 2017-06-19 17:04:58 +1000
  • Steve Cooper
    endorsed 2017-06-19 11:03:26 +1000
  • Robyn Manukow
    endorsed 2017-06-18 19:17:15 +1000
    Good on every one of you. I can’t be there, but why can’t these companies be content with the massive amounts of money they are making without destroying precious whales and sea life?
  • Peter Jones
    endorsed 2017-06-18 11:30:37 +1000
    I hope you succeed in preventing having all your scenic views and clean ocean water destroyed on the east coast. We down in the Huon have had our water way turned into a sewer which you can only see by diving here now as well as knowing what the underwater conditions were like years ago. Our scenic views also have been turned into an industrial junk yard scene. The scenic tranquility is no more. The Huon was one if not the greatest Jewel people in Tasmania could easily enjoy for sailing / boating , diving, fishing, and just looking out over the water and surrounds but that has changed and is now chocked with ponds. Below the water line the plants and fish are struggling. It is without question this not a concern to the EPA or any government environmental department, the government nor the companies that have perpetrated the damage.

    Where in Australia can you pour raw effluent into a waterway so close to the coast. Imagine having a feedlot of Pigs or cattle sitting out over the huon dropping their waste directly into the water let alone anywhere else that wasn’t contained. Feedlots are not allowed to do it. Why is the fish feedlot allowed to? The oil slicks down here I have found now down to Southport and well up the Channel. The Marine reserves at Nine pin is suffering and don’t think further up the channel is any better. I have seen juvenile fish dying and or very sick at Cape Bruny Cloudy bay and nearly to the Friars.

    I suggest you do your own audit and get video footage of what it is like under these nets and in the surrounding waterways. The departments can barely trusted.

    The companies have no limit or have not detailed how big their expansion plans are going to be. If it is left unchecked close to the coast, all the enjoyment we have had from living in these area will vanish.

    It has been by stealth and gradual change that it has got to this point. The frog being slowly cooked in the pot ploy. If the change is slow enough the stupid people wont realize, is the contempt the companies, government and agencies have shown by their actions.

    It should not be just all about employment and profits for irresponsible companies exploiting their strength with governments to get their way without constraint.

    I sincerely hope you get a satisfactory result to your concerns about the Okehampton bay Salmon ponds.

    Best Regards

  • Rocelyn Ives
    endorsed 2017-06-18 11:25:36 +1000
    So pleased this is gaining attention. Vital for future marine health=visitor expectation. There in spirit
  • Michael Murrell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-18 09:20:00 +1000
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  • Michael Murrell
    endorsed via 2017-06-18 09:19:37 +1000
  • Marianne Robertson
    endorsed 2017-06-18 08:55:43 +1000
  • Paul McCarthy
    endorsed 2017-06-17 17:08:10 +1000
    Good luck with tomorrow’s rally, wish I could have been there but I’m interstate this weekend. Down with industrial fishing on the east coast!
  • Anne Layton-Bennett
    endorsed 2017-06-17 16:10:08 +1000
    Healthy oceans are crucial for our collective health. Expanding fish farms when they are already known to cause such environmental damage is insanity. Sorry I cannot be there tomorrow
  • judith muir
    endorsed 2017-06-17 12:20:30 +1000
    Nick, full support and all best wishes from the crew of the Polperro. So sorry we cant join you there, but we will be represented. We will continue to boycott Tassal products, Troy, Ben, Matilda-Pearl, Bonnie, Justine, Judy, Tony, Sophie
  • Corrie van den Bosch
    endorsed 2017-06-17 11:39:56 +1000
    Damage any part of the ecosystem and we damage all of it. We humans are part of that system too, and anything we do to damage or defile it, diminishes us, morally, even if as an individual we become materially wealthy by our irresponsible actions or way of life.
  • Ewa Dillberg
    endorsed 2017-06-17 07:25:52 +1000
    Can´t be there, I live in Sweden.
  • Karen Weldrick
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-17 03:52:31 +1000
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  • karen weldrick
    endorsed via 2017-06-17 03:50:12 +1000
  • Charles Morris
    endorsed 2017-06-16 23:54:44 +1000
    Okehampton bay is a rare place where back in the 1970s I started my passion for surfing beautiful and uncrowded spots. To put toxic fish farms in this bay is criminal!
  • Deborah Knott
    endorsed 2017-06-16 21:36:10 +1000
  • Wolfgang Wissmann
    endorsed 2017-06-16 21:14:45 +1000
    This fish farm will destroy yet another environment. It goes on and on.

    Big profits before everything else. When will this madness stop. Go people go.
  • Tricia Swanton
    endorsed via 2017-06-16 18:41:02 +1000
  • Linda Murphy
    endorsed 2017-06-16 18:35:15 +1000
    This is MADNESS that any company can get away with such blatant miss use of the laws why do we have them if the are not being used,!!!!