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Fish Farming Needs to Be Regulated for the Long Term

4 May 2017
Rosalie Woodruff MP

Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


(1) Notes that the Liberal and Labor Parties have both declared themselves to be content
with the impacts, regulatory framework, monitoring and enforcement of fish farming
in Tasmania, including the projected doubling of the industry.


(2) Understands that residents, recreational fishers, other commercial fishers, tourism
operators, and sailors feel shut out of the flawed Okehampton Bay approval, and of
decisions for a massive salmon farm that would blanket Storm Bay.


(3) Realises the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP
has repeatedly refused to explain why his Department spent two years fighting the
release of information about fish deaths not reported by Tassal for weeks, which
represents just one example of the secrecy surrounding his management of this
industry.


(4) Calls on the Hodgman Government to drop its single-minded support of short-term
corporate interests, and instead ensure the marine environment is protected, there is a
strong social license for this industry, and act for the long-term interests of salmonid
growers and the Tasmanians they employ. (4 May 2017)