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Tasmania's spectacular marine environment is a unique and valuable part of our state. Our harbours, bays and channels should be protected for all Tasmanians and for the habitats they provide to marine life.

The Tasmanian salmon farming industry is operating and expanding in an unsustainable and often destructive way. Both Labor and the Liberals have allowed the industry to write its own rules and expansion plans. The consequence has been disastrous – a legacy of water pollution from thousands of tonnes of fish faeces, waterway congestion from large fish pens, degradation of local fisheries, seal ‘relocations’, collapsing ecosystems, noise and light pollution, the impact on marine scenery, and damage to Tasmania’s clean green brand.

Our marine environment needs protection, and we must ensure everyone has a say on if, where, and how salmon farming should operate in public waters around the State. Until a better system is in place, we need a moratorium on fish farm expansion.

 

What Can I Do?

You can write to the Premier and Labor Leader Rebecca White and demand that they support a moratorium on fish farm expansion. You can also write to House of Assembly crossbenchers Madeleine Ogilvie and Speaker Sue Hickey and ask them where they stand on this issue.

 

In Parliament and the Media


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environmental Fine a Warning to the Salmon Industry

While the $40,000 fine imposed on Huon Aquaculture is barely a slap on the wrist to a company making tens of millions in profit every year. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 5 May 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Tasmania’s marine safety chief has reiterated his fears a boat user will be killed if they do not remove floating debris in waterways.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 February 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Huon CEO Attacks Parliament Inquiry

Huon Aquaculture CEO Frances Bender has attacked the integrity and purpose of the Legislative Council's Inquiry into Fin Fish Farming.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 21 February 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regul...

Decisions about fish farms are not being made at arm’s length from ministers, and the EPA is independent in name only.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 21 February 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

The new Premier has the chance to fix the state’s legislation and clean up fish farming in Tasmania.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 17 February 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

Minister Barnett must come clean on reports of mass salmon escapes in degraded Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 16 December 2019


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Port Arthur

Full transcript of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Estimates  |  Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasCorp

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Estimates  |  Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Water Reservoir

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley...

Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 17 October 2019


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Seal Death on Bruny Island

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment to call on the minister to provide information of the death a seal at Dennes Point.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal Scientific Permit Application

The DPIPWE website's wildlife management page has opened an application for socalled scientific permit, that is available for public comment until 18 September.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 5 September 2019


Pills

Labor Leadership Failure

In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 1 September 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Science and Evidence

When you do a PhD, you ought to, in my view, have an understanding about logic, about rationality and particularly an understanding about evidence.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Labor's Fish Farming Policy Still Unclear

Despite assurances that Labor would intervene to protect the marine environment, last week’s debate in State Parliament puts their confidence in doubt.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 4 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor's Position on Fish Farms

Rosalie Woodruff moves a motion calling on the Labor Party to outline their position on fish farming ahead of the Federal Election.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Salmon Expansion - Access to Water

Today construction is starting on a pipeline along the Prosser River as part of Tassal's bid to get water for their east coast salmon expansion.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor Must Answer to Coastal Communities on Fish Farm Expans...

When given the opportunity to articulate their policy on large-scale fish farm expansion ahead of the Federal Election, Labor failed.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

New Fish Farm Regulations Lock Out Communities

The new fish farm regulations that come into force today* confirm the fears held by many coastal communities.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Marine Farming Planning Review Panel - Petuna Fish Farm, Sto...

Rosalie Woodruff responds to the announcement that the Government will be approving a large fish farm off Betsy Island in Storm Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 11 April 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Petuna's Storm Bay Expansion Approval Compromised

Minister Barnett’s approval of the Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan is completely compromised.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 11 April 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Leaked Letter Confirms Corrupted Approval Process for Storm...

Leaked correspondence has confirmed there has been a corrupted process governing the approval of fish farm expansion into Storm Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 25 February 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Barnett Gives Himself an "A" on Salmon

It’s laughable for the newest Minister for Primary Industries to give the internal annual review of the Salmon Growth Plan a terrific score.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 February 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Marine Farm Planning Review Panel - Resignation of Members

Rosalie questions the Minister over the resignation of Marine Farm Planning Review Panel members Professor Barbara Novak and Ms Louise Cherry.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Barnett Refuses to Release Resignation Letter

The Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, refused to release the resignation letter of two key scientists from the Marine Farming Review Panel.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Clouds Still Hang Over Storm Bay Expansion Approval

Tasmanians don’t know what the relationship between the former-Minister and her then-Secretary has had to do with this approval.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Must Release Marine Farming Panel Report

Without seeing the Panel’s report, you can’t escape the conclusion the approval of the salmon industry’s privatisation of Storm Bay was a done deal.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Communit...

The Liberals’ decision to approve mass expansion into Storm Bay shows the disregard they hold for community consultation and scientific evidence.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 29 October 2018


Shellfish, Various

Liberals Playing Favourites on Salmon a Risk to Shellfish an...

It’s destructive for the Hodgman Government to continue to play favourites with the salmon industry above - and at the cost of - others.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 22 October 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Australian Marine Conservation Society - Red Flag on Tasmani...

Disturbingly, AMCS yesterday red-flagged Tasmanian salmon and now recommend consumers say no to buying it.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 18 October 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salm...

It is mischievous for Petuna to claim catastrophically low oxygen levels have “nothing to do with the way in which we operate our marine farms."
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 14 October 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

The salmon growth plan marine carve-up has no reference to marine science, the salmon industry or other stakeholders.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Escaped Salmon Silence Further Evidence of Self-Regulated In...

Huon Aquaculture have finally confirmed 120,000 salmon escaped from their pens in the May storms this year.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Norfolk Bay Salmon Farm Shock Galvanises Locals

The Norfolk Bay lease has been approved as a salmon harvesting site by the EPA today.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 17 August 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Norfolk Bay Zombie Salmon Lease Provokes Community Outrage

Huon Aquaculture’s move to open a zombie finfish lease in Norfolk Bay for their POMV-infected salmon is a retrograde step.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 10 August 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies - Red Handfish Dis...

This newly discovered colony of rare red handfish could double the total population number to 80 individuals, which is fantastic.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

New Salmon Plan Flounders in Macquarie Harbour

Tasmania’s salmon industry has again been let off the leash and back into the waters of Macquarie Harbour.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Take Evasion to the Next Level on Salmon

The Minister for Primary Industries today refused to respond to allegations that 1,200 salmon a day are dying from POMV.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Derwent Estuary Program

The Derwent Estuary Program is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Farming and the Woodchip Industry

Yesterday Tassal made an unequivocal statement of concern about the controversial new woodchip port proposed for Dover.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 24 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Extreme Weather Event - Damage to Salmon Pens

Last Thursday there was extreme rainfall, floods and wild winds across southern Tasmania focused around Storm Bay and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deat...

The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farm Partnership Ignores Environmental Reality

Petuna and Tassal’s restructured operations in Macquarie Harbour may temporarily quell nervous shareholders.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 17 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Modelling Fails Macquarie Harbour, Tasmanian Waterways a...

The Director of the Environment Protection Authority has admitted modelling of salmon farming impacts on Macquarie Harbour is “flat wrong”.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 23 March 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Opportunity For Salmon Farming Clean Up With New Minister

In her new role Ms Courtney must take responsibility for regulating the salmon farm industry to protect the marine environment and the jobs it can sustain.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 20 March 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Labor Thumbs Community on Fish Farms

Labor’s fish farm policy is identical to the Liberals in essence. It would continue the short-term smash and grab farming of salmon.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

Tasmanian salmon farming is operating at an industrial scale, and is planning to double in size.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 11 February 2018


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Community Opposed to Storm Bay Fish Farm Expansion

The Storm Bay sea-grab by Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna will see 19 million square metres of public waters privatised.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 21 January 2018


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals' Plan to Expand Salmon Industry at Expense of...

The Liberals’ final Salmon Growth Plan released today is a sham, written by industry for industry.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquar...

The context of the EPA’s meeting to discuss “contingency planning for mass mortalities” in Macquarie Harbour is all wrong.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 1 December 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal's "Off-Shore" Spin

Tassal’s so-called “commitment to Tasmania” in moving their operations apparently “off-shore” is simply a PR exercise.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 17 November 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Waste Announcement

The Greens are relieved wastewater from Tassal’s operations in Macquarie Harbour will not be dumped back into that waterway.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 13 November 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

Minister Rockliff’s announcement of Tassal’s exploration off King Island is a desperate attempt to create fictional jobs in his home electorate of Braddon.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour...

The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 3 November 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay FinFish Removal Bill Tabled

The Greens’ Bill clarifies that no finfish farming can occur in the Bay in future. It would protect the East Coast marine environment for future generations.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 November 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal's environmental credibility sinks again

The sinking of the Tassal-contracted vessel in Okehampton Bay last night is evidence of a rush to get fish in the water at the expense the environment.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 13 October 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Revitalised Brand Tasmania Needs to Promote Brand Integrity

The transformation of Brand Tasmania in to a statutory authority is positive, but without protecting the brand's integrity it will only be window dressing.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 9 October 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister for Primary Industries over how many of 2,000 relocated seals have died.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Question  |  Thursday, 21 September 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

The Minister has ruled out relocating seals to the north-west of Tasmania starting in December, but not relocations completely.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 21 September 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 October 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

Yesterday a broad coalition of people gathered outside this House to condemn the Government's salmon industry growth plan.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Seals at Risk Under Liberals' 'Three Strikes and Y...

The Liberals' announcement they will cease relocating seals to NW Tasmania from Christmas - after the height of seal breeding - is purely political.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 21 September 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals and Labor Reject Fish Farming Moratorium

In no surprise the Liberal and Labor parties voted down the Greens' move for a moratorium until the science and the policy settings protect.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Tassal, Liberals and Labor Need to Start Listening

The Greens will move for a moratorium on fish farm expansion in Parliament this week.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 17 September 2017


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

RTI Confirms Liberals at Behest of Salmon Farming Industry

The Greens' RTI confirms the Liberals are at the beck and call of the salmon farming industry, and independent oversight and regulation is almost nonexistent.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 27 August 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry Profits at Expense of Marine Environment

RTI documents released yesterday outline exactly how ineffective and damaging the Liberals’ so-called “management” of the salmon industry has been.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 25 August 2017


Survey, Filling out Sheet

ReachTEL Poll Confirms Community Opposition to East Coast Fi...

Polling released today confirms, again, the majority of Tasmanians are behind the East Coast community in their opposition to fish farming at Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 24 August 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Approval Will Not Provide Community Support

The EPA’s announcement they will be increasing monitoring of intensive salmon farming impacts in the waters of Okehampton Bay will be no solace for residents.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals' Unsustainable Salmon Growth Plan

The Draft Salmon Industry Growth Plan is an insult to concerned communities, a threat to our marine environment, and a danger to long-term sustainability.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 10 August 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Expanded Plans for Okehampton Bay Still Without Support

The expanded plans and greenwash of Tassal’s fish farm operations in Okehampton Bay won’t convince East Coast residents, or the wider Tasmanian community.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposit...

There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 July 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Waste Collection Needs Independent Monitor...

The revelation today that there’s been no independent testing of Tassal’s “nappy” waste collection system, other than a single visual inspection, is a disgrace.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecke...

The Liberals’ approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 26 June 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals and Labor in Lockstep on Fish Farms

The two old parties voted together today against the Greens’ No Confidence Motion in Minister Rockliff.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 15 June 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

In Question Time today, the Premier did not deny the so-called ban on fish farming in 99% of Mercury Passage was cooked up in haste.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour at Risk with Liberals' Untested...

Instead of forcing Tassal to remove fish, they’ve been allowed to set up tarps under cages to capture thousands of tonnes of fish faeces.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Watering Down Macquarie Harbour...

The Minister for Primary Industries refused to commit to not changing laws or licence conditions, again, to help Tassal.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

ASC Condemns Macquarie Harbour Salmon Farming Practices

Tassal has breached 19 Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards in Macquarie Harbour. Dissolved oxygen levels are so low, life is suffocating.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 19 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fish Farming Needs to Be Regulated for the Long Term

Residents, recreational fishers, other commercial fishers, tourism operators, and sailors feel shut out of the flawed Okehampton Bay approval.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 4 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Government Must Respond to Scourge of Fish Farm Debris

In addition to the waste feed and fish faeces polluting the marine environment, fish farms are creating significant quantities of marine debris.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farm Debris Unacceptable

They have been shocked to encounter over the recent months an increasing amount of marine debris that is fish farm refuse.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Further Tassal Fish Deaths in Macquarie Harbour

We have credible information that Tassal has, again, discovered diseased and dead salmon in the low oxygen waters of their Macquarie Harbour operations.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farming Interests Trump Community Again

An RTI released yesterday shows yet another breach by Tassal of its permit conditions to farm in Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Mess is of Liberals' Making

The reduced biomass cap announced by the EPA yesterday confirms the atrocious state of Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 6 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

LibLabs in Lock Step on Fish Farm Expansion

The Liberal and Labor parties have rejected the Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fish farm expansion in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Must Halt Plans to Dredge Macquarie Harbour

The EPA must step in and halt any plans Tassal has to dredge the seabed in Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

More Allegations of Diseased and Dying Salmon in Macquarie H...

The Minister for Primary Industries, unaware of any problems, undertook to seek advice from the Environment Protection Authority.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Dismisses Macquarie Harbour Mass Death Evidence

Evidence of yet another permit breach by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour was released yesterday.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansi...

The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Launch Candidate for Lyons

The Tasmanian Greens are delighted to announce that Fraser Brindley will be the Greens’ lead candidate for the key seat of Lyons in the upcoming State election.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 30 April 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie...

Huon Aquaculture revealed evidence that the Macquarie Harbour salmon farming dead zone has spread one kilometre into the TWWHA.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Community Objections to Okehampton Bay Fish Farm

At Triabunna Community Hall, on Sunday, around 250 quietly furious Tasmanians gathered to express their strong objection to fish farming in Okehampton Bay.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Hodgman Government's Environmental Record

An increasing number of Tasmanians believe the Government has declared war on the environment and Tasmanians are determined to protect it.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Waning Investor Confidence in Salmon Industry

The Australian Ethical Investment super fund decided to sell all its $10 million worth of shares in Tassal.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 11 April 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World H...

Minister Groom refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 13 April 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

Australian Ethical Investment's divestment from Tassal is a slap in the face to the sustainability brand of the Tasmanian farmed salmon industry.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 31 March 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor and the Liberals Sing the Same Tune on Fish Farm Expan...

The Greens support community calls for fish farming to be truly sustainable, and genuinely 'world's best practice'.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 20 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Petuna Plan an Admission of Regulation Failure

Petuna’s public call for the EPA to create individual lease-level stocking limits is an admission that the government’s regulatory system is not fair.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 17 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Who are the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel?

Jeremy Rockliff MP asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbou...

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fish Farm Delay a Reprieve for East Coast Residents

East Coast residents will now have the time to provide detailed comments on a controversial jetty proposal in Triabunna.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 10 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

What is "Oceanic" fish farming?

The Minister is on the record as saying your sustainable growth plan for the salmon farming industry will be oceanic, not estuarine.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 9 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Doesn't Want Minister's 'World...

The Marine Farming Planning Review Panel ignored warnings and approved the expansion of salmon farms from annual production of 8 000 tonnes to 29 500 tonnes.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Plenty of Division in Premier's State of the State but...

Parliament was subjected to a stream of self-congratulatory guff from the Premier today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Premier Concedes Tassie Salmon Not "World's Best P...

The Premier downgraded his assessment of the salmon industry’s practices as being “very good” in Parliament today.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Community Demands Rockliff Reverse Okehampton Bay Decision

More than 200 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall today to express their anger at the decision to approve a Tassal fish farm in pristine Okehampton Bay.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 5 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

Government must ensure salmon farming companies know there are serious consequences to breaking environmental protection regulations.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 3 March 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Halt Okehampton Bay Until Salmon Mess Cleared Up

Tassal joining Huon Aquaculture in court around the government's industry regulator raises even more issues about regulation of the salmon industry.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum...

Only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 February 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor and Liberals United on Okehampton Bay

Labor have finally made it clear they will join the Liberals in backing industry's short-term gains over the marine environment and long-term jobs.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 21 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farm Goal-Shifting

Minister Rockliff has announced he plans to regulate where salmon farm expansions can occur in the future, and it will "most likely be in oceanic waters".
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 19 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

The Tassal CEO yesterday publicly told Tasmanians that Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour had polluted the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 18 February 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Decision

It's no surprise the Minister's hand-picked panel have agreed with Minister Rockliff and recommended approving Tassal's operations at Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 16 February 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversi...

The IMAS report reveals Macquarie Harbour in a state of environmental collapse, with seriously low oxygen levels.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 9 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Government Caves to Pressure on IMAS Report

After significant pressure, the government has caved in and released the damning IMAS report on the state of Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Farms Destroy World Heritage Values

By directing the destocking of salmon from the Franklin lease, the EPA has admitted the environmental damage that's occurred to the harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Huon Aquaculture Legal Action

Huon Aquaculture has launched action in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia over Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 6 February 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Salmon Farm Expansion Planned for the Mercury Passage and Be...

Fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment, commencing at Okehampton Bay, has been widely rejected by local residents.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Protecting Aquaculture Jobs

The Four Corners report on our salmon industry raised serious allegations about an environmental catastrophe in Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

The scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Weak on Salmon, Ignore Insider Warnings

News that the State Government have ignored advice from industry about conditions at Macquarie Harbour on three occasions is alarming.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 31 October 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Community Speaks as One - Keep the East Coast Fish Farm Free

The controversial Tassal fish farm development at Okehampton Bay has generated nearly 6,000 submissions as part of a public consultation process.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 27 October 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Seals At Risk

The Australian fur seal is the world’s fourth rarest seal species, having been hunted to the brink of extinction, and is now a wholly protected animal.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's...

The Minister has requested an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel of the 20-year-old lease at Okehampton Bay. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 22 September 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Development Risk to Marine Environment

Tourism Tasmania and Australia Tourism have pushed for Tasmania in 2017 to focus on “Coastal & Aquatic”, with a particular focus on the East Coast.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 22 September 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Tassal stated in a recent media statement that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Assurances Needed for East Coast on Fish Farms

Minister Rockliff needs to expand the terms of reference for the Marine Farming Planning Review process to focus on the triple-bottom line.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Refere...

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Proposed Fish Farm Review Just Green-Washing

The Minister for Primary Industries has finally heard the East Coast residents' outrage about the proposed fish farm in Okehampton Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 12 August 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expans...

This summer saw a marine heatwave that ran for more than 140 days with temperatures 4.5 degrees warmer than average.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Government dodges Macquarie Harbour fish-farm question

A recent release through right to information confirms that dissolved oxygen levels and subsequent disease outbreaks continue to be a problem for fish farms.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Government dodges Macquarie Harbour fish-farm question

The government needs to make clear what is happening in Macquarie Harbour and release the discussion paper in full.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Questions Remain

Government documents released today demonstrate that fish farms in Macquarie Harbour are still plagued by water quality problems.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 7 September 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Better fish farm regulation

The Senate Inquiry Report recommends greater transparency, public release of data and increased funding to planning, monitoring and compliance of the sector.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

The Liberals and Labor will be given an opportunity in Parliament this week to put the sustainability of Tasmania's aquaculture industry ahead of politics.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 23 August 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Marine Farming Concerns Grow

The Greens today formally moved in the House of Assembly for there to be an immediate moratorium placed on any new marine farming licences.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Shellfish, Various

Fish Farm Concerns

Tassal’s planned expansion into the southern channel is deeply disturbing.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 23 March 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Questions Remain

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) must conduct a comprehensive investigation into the current health of Macquarie harbour.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Duck Macquarie Harbour Questions

The Greens have today exposed serious concerns raised within the salmon farm industry about the health of Macquarie Harbour.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Waterloo Bay

The Huon Valley Council should reject a Development Application and Planning Scheme amendment for a marine bulk loading facility at Waterloo Bay.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 4 November 2014