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Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Media Release - Four years after raising significant concerns with fish farm companies, 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 - 27 Feb 2020

Huon CEO Attacks Parliament Inquiry

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture CEO Frances Bender has attacked the integrity and purpose of the Legislative Council's Inquiry into Fin Fish Farming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Feb 2020

EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regulation

Media Release - It’s clear from evidence presented today by the Director of the EPA to the Parliamentary Fin Fish Inquiry that 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 - 21 Feb 2020

Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

Media Release - The new Premier has the chance to fix the state’s legislation and clean up fish farming in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Feb 2020

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, must come clean on reports of mass salmon escapes in degraded Macquarie Harbour. Tasmanians need to know how many salmon have escaped and why.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Dec 2019

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Port Arthur

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasCorp

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Dec 2019

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Submission - Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2019

Okehampton Bay Finfish Removal Bill 2017

Greens Bill - A Bill for an Act to cancel the marine lease and marine farming licence in Okehampton Bay to the extent that they allow...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2017

Clean up Fish Farming

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support a moratorium on fish farming until appropriate regulations are in place.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Feb 2018

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Media Release - Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Seal Death on Bruny Island

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 11 Sep 2019

Adjournment - Tassal Scientific Permit Application

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 5 Sep 2019

Labor Leadership Failure

Media Release - In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest. Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Sep 2019

Labor's Fish Farming Policy Still Unclear

Media Release - Despite assurances from independent candidates in the Federal Election that Labor would intervene to protect the marine environment in future, last week’s debate in State Parliament puts their confidence in doubt.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2019

Greens Motion - Labor's Position on Fish Farms

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 1 May 2019

East Coast Salmon Expansion - Access to Water

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr BARNETT

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Labor Must Answer to Coastal Communities on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - When given the opportunity to articulate their policy on large-scale fish farm expansion ahead of the Federal Election, Labor failed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

New Fish Farm Regulations Lock Out Communities

Media Release - The new fish farm regulations that come into force today* confirm the fears held by many coastal communities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Apr 2019

Marine Farming Planning Review Panel - Petuna Fish Farm, Storm Bay

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 11 Apr 2019

Petuna's Storm Bay Expansion Approval Compromised

Media Release - Minister Barnett’s approval of the Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan, enabling large scale industrial fish farming south of Betsy Island in Storm Bay, is completely compromised.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

Media Release - 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. If only that was the case.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Mar 2019

Leaked Letter Confirms Corrupted Approval Process for Storm Bay Expansion

Media Release - The leaked correspondence from the two former members of the government’s Marine Farm Planning Review Panel has confirmed there has been a corrupted process governing the approval of the massive fish farm expansion into Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Feb 2019

Barnett Gives Himself an "A" on Salmon

Media Release - It’s laughable for the newest Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, to give the internal annual review of the Salmon Growth Plan a terrific score. The question on everyone’s lips must surely be “who did he speak to?” when he...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Feb 2019

Marine Farm Planning Review Panel - Resignation of Members

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie questions the Minister over the resignation of Marine Farm Planning Review Panel members Professor Barbara Novak and Ms Louise Cherry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Nov 2018

Barnett Refuses to Release Resignation Letter

Media Release - Under questioning from the Greens in Parliament today, the Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, refused to release the resignation letter of two key scientists from the Marine Farming Review Panel. Their resignation letter was...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Nov 2018

Clouds Still Hang Over Storm Bay Expansion Approval

Media Release - Today, right across Storm Bay and South-East Tasmania, people are asking themselves about the former-Minister for Primary Industries and her relationship with the Secretary of DPIPWE and what impact that may have had on the decision to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2018

Liberals Must Release Marine Farming Panel Report

Media Release - Premier Hodgman’s decision to approve Tassal and Huon Aquaculture’s mass expansion into Storm Bay is a shocking indication of his government’s disregard for the community. He has an obligation to locals, commercial and recreational fishers...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Oct 2018

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Community, and Science

Media Release - The Liberals’ decision to approve Tassal and Huon Aquaculture’s mass expansion into Storm Bay is a shocking indication of the disregard it holds for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2018

Liberals Playing Favourites on Salmon a Risk to Shellfish and Wild Fisheries

Media Release - The Australia Institute report into aquaculture and fishing in Tasmania released today highlights how severely the government has undervalued the contribution of the shellfish and wild-catch fish industries. It’s destructive for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Oct 2018

Australian Marine Conservation Society - Red Flag on Tasmanian Salmon

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Oct 2018

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salmon Not Surprising

Media Release - News the last two salmon companies left farming in Macquarie Harbour are pre-emptively removing their Aquaculture Stewardship Council eco-branding from products as we head into a hot El Niño summer is not surprising - especially given 1.35...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Oct 2018

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Sep 2018

Escaped Salmon Silence Further Evidence of Self-Regulated Industry

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture have finally confirmed 120,000 salmon escaped from their pens in the May storms this year. When the Greens questioned how many hundreds of thousands of fish had escaped into the local marine environment, and what impact...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Sep 2018

Norfolk Bay Salmon Farm Shock Galvanises Locals

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture’s installation of salmon pens in Norfolk Bay, without public consultation or independent assessment of social and marine impacts, has angered and frustrated Southern Beaches and Tasman Peninsula residents. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2018

Norfolk Bay Zombie Salmon Lease Provokes Community Outrage

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture’s move to open a zombie finfish lease in Norfolk Bay for their POMV-infected salmon, without public consultation or an impact assessment is a retrograde step.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2018

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies - Red Handfish Discovery

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the Minister for Planning for reminding us and recording in Hansard that indeed the Greens have concerns with some corrupted planning processes that have been used around the Cambria Green development.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

New Salmon Plan Flounders in Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - Tasmania’s salmon industry has again been let off the leash and back into the waters of Macquarie Harbour which are still recovering from the industry’s rampant expansion.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Jul 2018

Liberals Take Evasion to the Next Level on Salmon

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries today in Parliament refused to respond to allegations that 1,200 salmon a day are dying from Pilchard orthomyxovirus (POMV) at the Dover and Tasman salmon farm leases.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Jul 2018

Derwent Estuary Program

Parliamentary Activity - The Derwent Estuary Program, as most members would know, is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups, particularly the Brighton, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

Salmon Farming and the Woodchip Industry

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2018

Extreme Weather Event - Damage to Salmon Pens

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Ms COURTNEY

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths resulting from last week's climate-induced extreme weather events across Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

Fish Farm Partnership Ignores Environmental Reality

Media Release - Petuna and Tassal’s restructured operations in Macquarie Harbour may temporarily quell nervous shareholders, but will do nothing to fix the fundamentals of a severely degraded ecosystem resulting from intensive fish farming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 May 2018

EPA Modelling Fails Macquarie Harbour, Tasmanian Waterways at Risk

Media Release - The Director of the Environment Protection Authority has admitted modelling of salmon farming impacts on Macquarie Harbour is “flat wrong”, which begs the question of where else across Tasmania their modelling has also been unsuccessful.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Mar 2018

Opportunity For Salmon Farming Clean Up With New Minister

Media Release - In her new role, however, Ms Courtney must take responsibility for appropriately regulating the salmon farm industry to protect the marine environment and the jobs it can sustain.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2018

Labor Thumbs Community on Fish Farms

Media Release - Labor’s fish farm policy is identical to the Liberals in essence. It would continue the short-term smash and grab farming of salmon in inshore waters, harbours and channels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Feb 2018

Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

Media Release - Tasmanian salmon farming is operating at an industrial scale, and is planning to double in size.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Feb 2018

Community Opposed to Storm Bay Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Storm Bay sea-grab by Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna will see 19 million square metres of public waters privatised.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Jan 2018

Liberals' Plan to Expand Salmon Industry at Expense of Community and Environment

Media Release - The Liberals’ final Salmon Growth Plan released today is a sham, written by industry for industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Dec 2017

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

Media Release - The context of the EPA’s meeting to discuss “contingency planning for mass mortalities” in Macquarie Harbour is all wrong.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2017

Tassal's "Off-Shore" Spin

Media Release - Tassal’s so-called “commitment to Tasmania” in moving their operations apparently “off-shore” is simply a PR exercise. It seems to be designed to secure their share price and water down the intense public scrutiny of their activities, and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Nov 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Announcement

Media Release - The Greens are relieved wastewater from Tassal’s operations in Macquarie Harbour will not be dumped back into that waterway.  The reason Tassal is not allowed to dump their extra fish waste back into the Harbour is because it has already...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2017

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff’s announcement of Tassal’s exploration of finfish farming operations off eastern King Island is a desperate attempt to create fictional jobs in his home electorate of Braddon.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Nov 2017

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

Media Release - The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal the local community won’t accept any further pressure on the harbour or its World Heritage values.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Nov 2017

Okehampton Bay FinFish Removal Bill Tabled

Media Release - 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 of Tasmanians.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Nov 2017

Tassal's environmental credibility sinks again

Media Release - The sinking of the Tassal-contracted vessel Dawn Trader, in Okehampton Bay last night, is evidence of the salmon company’s rush to get fish in the water at the expense of its environmental commitments.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Oct 2017

Revitalised Brand Tasmania Needs to Promote Brand Integrity

Media Release - The Premier's announced move to transform Brand Tasmania in to a separate statutory authority is a positive, but without a commitment from both the old parties to protecting the brand's integrity, it will only be window dressing.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister for Primary Industries over how many of 2,000 relocated seals have died.

Andrea Dawkins - 21 Sep 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff asks the Minister how long he will allow male seals to be locked up together before they are released into nearby waters, where they will just swim straight back with the possibility of being killed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

Media Release - New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to step in where her predecessor didn’t and be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2017

Seals at Risk Under Liberals' 'Three Strikes and You're Dead' Policy

Media Release - The Liberals' announcement they will cease relocating seals to NW Tasmania from Christmas - after the height of seal breeding - is purely political.  They haven't even ruled out seal relocation completely.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2017

Liberals and Labor Reject Fish Farming Moratorium

Media Release - In no surprise to any objective observer of the debate over rapid fish farm expansion, the Liberal and Labor parties voted down the Greens' move for a moratorium until the science and the policy settings protect, rather than degrade,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Tassal, Liberals and Labor Need to Start Listening

Media Release - The Greens will move for a moratorium on fish farm expansion in Parliament this week in a bid to ensure the industry's rapid growth doesn't further degrade the marine environment and shut out affected communities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Sep 2017

RTI Confirms Liberals at Behest of Salmon Farming Industry

Media Release - Three years of correspondence between Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, and salmon farming companies, obtained by the Greens through Right to Information, reveal an all too familiar Tasmanian tale.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Aug 2017

Salmon Industry Profits at Expense of Marine Environment

Media Release - RTI documents released yesterday outline exactly how ineffective and damaging the Liberals’ so-called “management” of the salmon industry has been.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2017

ReachTEL Poll Confirms Community Opposition to East Coast Fish Farms

Media Release - ReachTEL 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 - 24 Aug 2017

Okehampton Bay Approval Will Not Provide Community Support

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority’s announcement they will be increasing monitoring of intensive salmon farming impacts in the clear waters of Okehampton Bay will be no solace for East Coast residents.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2017

Liberals' Unsustainable Salmon Growth Plan

Media Release - The Liberals' Draft Salmon Industry Growth Plan is an insult to concerned communities, a threat to our marine environment, and a danger to the long-term sustainability of the tourism, fishing and salmon farming industries.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2017

Expanded Plans for Okehampton Bay Still Without Support

Media Release - 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 - 2 Aug 2017

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposition

Media Release - There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay. Tasmanians of all walks of life want our clear, clean East Coast waters fish farm free.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Jul 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Collection Needs Independent Monitoring

Media Release - The EPA’s revelation today that there’s been no independent testing of Tassal’s “nappy” waste collection system on their Macquarie Harbour pens, other than a single visual inspection, is a disgrace.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Jul 2017

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecked

Media Release - The Liberals’ refusal to properly regulate the salmon farming industry, and their approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay, is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Jun 2017

Liberals and Labor in Lockstep on Fish Farms

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader In a sign there’s no sliver of light to be seen between the Liberal and Labor parties on fish farm expansion, the two old parties voted together today against the Greens’ No Confidence Motion in Minister...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jun 2017

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

Media Release - 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 late last week to take heat off Minister Rockliff in Estimates last Thursday.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2017

Macquarie Harbour at Risk with Liberals' Untested "Adaptive Management"

Media Release - The EPA has found Macquarie Harbour can only support a maximum of 12,000 tonnes of salmon. Tassal will have an extra 4,000 tonnes of salmon in the harbour over the next 12 months.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2017

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Watering Down Macquarie Harbour License Conditions

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries refused to commit to not changing laws or licence conditions, again, to help Tassal comply with an Aquaculture Stewardship Council order in Question Time today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2017

ASC Condemns Macquarie Harbour Salmon Farming Practices

Media Release - Tassal has breached 19 Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards in Macquarie Harbour. Dissolved oxygen levels are so low life that calls the harbour home is suffocating.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 May 2017

Fish Farm Debris Unacceptable

Parliamentary Activity - I have been contacted now by a wave of constituents in Franklin, particularly from people who live on the Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux, or people who sail on the D'Entrecasteaux.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

Further Tassal Fish Deaths in Macquarie Harbour

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 3 May 2017

Macquarie Harbour Mess is of Liberals' Making

Media Release - The reduced biomass cap announced by the EPA yesterday confirms the atrocious state of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 May 2017

LibLabs in Lock Step on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Liberal and Labor parties have rejected the Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fish farm expansion in Tasmania, wasting an opportunity to improve management of the industry and abandoning communities concerned about...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2017

EPA Must Halt Plans to Dredge Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The EPA must step in and halt any plans Tassal has to dredge the seabed in Macquarie Harbour.  This would mean serious risks for the marine environment and the surrounding commercial activities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

More Allegations of Diseased and Dying Salmon in Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, unaware of any problems, undertook to seek advice from the Environment Protection Authority.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

Rockliff Dismisses Macquarie Harbour Mass Death Evidence

Media Release - Evidence of yet another permit breach by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour was released yesterday. On top of everything else, a mass fish death in 2015 was not reported in the required time.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2017

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion plans to ensure all stakeholders are heard and independent expert advice guides the industry towards genuine world's best practice.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 May 2017

Greens Launch Candidate for Lyons

Media Release - 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 - 30 Apr 2017

Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM[10.30 a.m.]

- 15 Mar 2017

Hodgman Government's Environmental Record

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.22 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Mar 2017

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World Heritage Damage

Media Release - In Question Time today, Environment Minister, Matthew 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 - 13 Apr 2017

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

Media Release - 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 - 31 Mar 2017

Labor and the Liberals Sing the Same Tune on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderThis morning Tasmania's new Labor Leader had the opportunity to tell Tasmanians that Labor is prepared to enter the 21st century on key environmental issues such as fish farm expansion. Unfortunately,...

- 20 Mar 2017

Petuna Plan an Admission of Regulation Failure

Media Release - Petuna Aquaculture’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, and is failing to protect Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Mar 2017

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Mar 2017

Fish Farm Delay a Reprieve for East Coast Residents

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokespersonEast Coast residents will now have the time to provide detailed comments on a controversial jetty proposal in Triabunna, thanks to the Tasmanian Planning Commission's decision to...

- 10 Mar 2017

What is "Oceanic" fish farming?

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Mar 2017

East Coast Doesn't Want Minister's 'World's Best Practice' Fish Farms

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that in 2012, the conservation movement and others, including a former salmon farmer, opposed the 360 per cent increase in salmon farm production that was approved for Macquarie Harbour...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Mar 2017

Plenty of Division in Premier's State of the State but No Vision

Media Release - Parliament was subjected to a stream of self-congratulatory guff from the Premier today, as he delivered his third State of the State address that was big on rhetoric and lacking in substance or vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Mar 2017

Premier Concedes Tassie Salmon Not "World's Best Practice"

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokespersonThe Premier downgraded his assessment of the salmon industry’s practices as being “very good” in Parliament today.  Not even the Liberals can continue to claim Tasmania's salmon...

- 7 Mar 2017

Community Demands Rockliff Reverse Okehampton Bay Decision

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderMore than 200 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall today to express their anger at the Liberal Government's decision to approve a Tassal fish farm in pristine Okehampton Bay.

- 5 Mar 2017

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff and the EPA need to step in and enforce their own orders on the Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.  Government must ensure salmon farming companies know there are...

- 3 Mar 2017

Halt Okehampton Bay Until Salmon Mess Cleared Up

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonTassal joining Huon Aquaculture in court around the government's industry regulator raises even more issues about the government's regulation of the salmon industry.

- 23 Feb 2017

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum on the Environment

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderWith fish farming approved in East Coast waters despite the threat of environmental harm and community opposition, and loggers to be unleashed on High Conservation Value forests, the Liberals are making...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Feb 2017

Labor and Liberals United on Okehampton Bay

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonLabor have finally made their position clear on East Coast salmon industry expansion. They will join the Liberals in backing industry's short-term gains over the marine environment and...

- 21 Feb 2017

Fish Farm Goal-Shifting

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonThe Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced he plans to regulate where salmon farm expansions can occur in the future, and it will "most likely be in oceanic...

- 19 Feb 2017

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

Media Release - Tassal CEO, Mark Ryan, yesterday publicly told Tasmanians that Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour had polluted the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Feb 2017

Okehampton Bay Decision

Media Release - 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 - 16 Feb 2017

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversight

Media Release - The IMAS report reveals Macquarie Harbour in a state of environmental collapse, with seriously low oxygen levels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Feb 2017

Government Caves to Pressure on IMAS Report

Media Release - After significant pressure, the government has caved in and released the damning IMAS report on the state of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2017

Macquarie Harbour Farms Destroy World Heritage Values

Media Release - By directing the destocking of salmon from the Franklin lease, the EPA has admitted the environmental damage that's occurred to the harbour and the adjoining World Heritage Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Media Release - Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Feb 2017

Huon Aquaculture Legal Action

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonHuon Aquaculture has launched action in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia because of the Liberal Government’s short-term, opaque and partisan so-called '...

- 6 Feb 2017

Tassal Dam at Taxpayers' Expense and Ratepayers' Risk

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonGlamorgan-Spring Bay Council’s decision to approve the construction of the dam, paid for from a Treasury loan, will means ratepayers are stumping up funds for the next 30 years to...

- 25 Jan 2017

Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonThe Environment Protection Authority has lowered the maximum concentration of farmed fish in Macquarie Harbour down to 14,000 tonnes per hectare, reduced by one third of what Minister...

- 18 Jan 2017

Tandem Freefall: Parachute Fails For Macquarie Harbour and Fish Farm Industry

Media Release - A public spat between two CEOs of Tasmania’s largest regional industry employer on ABC radio this morning told us everything about the disastrous state of our salmon farming industry and the marine environment that sustains it.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2016

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Media Release - The EPA's plan to reduce the number of farmed salmon in Macquarie Harbour by a third is a desperate attempt to save the marine life and farms in that basin from total collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Nov 2016

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

Media Release - Despite the scathing Four Corners exposé and yesterday's report of significant environmental damage in Macquarie Harbour from the EPA, the government still refuses to do what's needed to protect future jobs in the salmon farming industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Media Release - The EPA's monitoring data report for salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour is not surprising. It won't be news to anyone who watched the Four Corners' exposé of Tasmania's salmon industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Nov 2016

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.  It exposed the State Government wilfully pushing industry expansion at...

- 1 Nov 2016

Liberals Weak on Salmon, Ignore Insider Warnings

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonNews that the State Government have ignored advice from industry about conditions at Macquarie Harbour on three occasions is alarming.  It puts Macquarie Harbour's marine environment,...

- 31 Oct 2016

Seals At Risk

Parliamentary Activity - The Australian fur seal is the world’s fourth rarest seal species, having been hunted to the brink of extinction last century, and is now a wholly protected animal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Oct 2016

Landmark Admission Of Harm By Salmon Industry

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens are pleased to hear the acknowledgement by the CEO of Huon Aquaculture, Francis Bender, on ABC Radio 936 that inshore salmon farming is bad for the marine environment, a wedge for local communities, and is damaging its...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Sep 2016

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

East Coast Development Risk to Marine Environment

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that Tourism Tasmania and Australia Tourism’s major push for Tasmania in 2017 is the focus of “Coastal & Aquatic”, with a particular focus on the East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 21 September 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the recent media statement by Tassal that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay without waiting...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2016

Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries made it clear in Parliament today he has no intention of limiting or stopping the expansion of Tassal onto the East Coast, despite a review that’s still ongoing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonTassal’s statement that they will go full-steam ahead with their expansion into Okehampton Bay, despite the government's review, confirms the worst of the East Coast community’s concerns.

- 8 Sep 2016

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Media Release - Tasmania is known for giant kelp forests and seagrass meadows. State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2016

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Media Release - The baseline data for Okehampton Bay shared publicly by aquaculture industry owner, Rowan Armitage, is the last nail in the coffin for the planned East Coast fish farm expansion.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Sep 2016

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Productivity Commission’s draft Report on Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture has identified serious community concern about the poor management of environmental and social impacts of...

- 1 Sep 2016

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Media Release - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council team’s recommendation that Petuna Seafoods gets a “good stewardship” credit for their Macquarie Harbour fish farms is deeply flawed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Aug 2016

Assurances Needed for East Coast on Fish Farms

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff needs to expand the terms of reference for the Marine Farming Planning Review process to focus on the triple-bottom line. It should include a proper and independent...

- 17 Aug 2016

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2016

Proposed Fish Farm Review Just Green-Washing

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Minister for Primary Industries has finally heard the East Coast residents' outrage about the proposed fish farm in Okehampton Bay.

- 12 Aug 2016

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Media Release - Today, Minister Rockliff refused to commit to a formal independent assessment of the social impacts of new fish farm leases on the east coast. This is despite acknowledging the need to take out large amounts of fresh water from the local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Jun 2016

New Salmon Framework Only First Step

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Greens welcome the move to a more independent body to oversee the monitoring of marine farm discharge. However, the Government's new framework makes no change to the assessment or...

- 6 Jun 2016

Green Light For Unregulated Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff has ruled out any further assessment of the impacts of fish farming in Okehampton Bay, despite the fact that there’s been no environmental baseline study of salmon...

- 3 May 2016

Tasmania's Oceans at Significant Risk from Acidification

Parliamentary Activity - Calls on the Government to investigate the impact of ocean acidification on Tasmania’s marine environment and seafood industries, and how those impacts are compounded by warming waters, marine pollution, and fish farming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF [10.55 a.m.]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of the House to a very strong and vocal community meeting that occurred in Orford on the east coast about a week ago.  Forty eight local residents, shackowners, local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016

Salmon Stock Plunge A Climate Change Warning

Media Release - Tassal's 8% share price drop, and their announcement they'll walk away from two contracts with Coles and Simplot because of supply issues, raises serious questions about the government's ability to manage the long-term sustainability of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Apr 2016

Secret Salmon Farm Approvals Threaten East Coast

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe government's decision to approve fin-fish farming near Triabunna is a serious threat to the future of the seafood industry and the fragile marine environment on the east coast.

- 16 Feb 2016

Government dodges Macquarie Harbour fish-farm question

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF The recent release through right to information of a departmental discussion paper about Macquarie Harbour water quality confirms that dissolved oxygen levels...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Sep 2015

Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Questions Remain

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonGovernment documents released today demonstrate that fish farms in Macquarie Harbour are still plagued by water quality problems, despite the government brushing aside concerns aired in...

- 7 Sep 2015

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Liberals and Labor will be given an opportunity in Parliament this week to put the sustainability of Tasmania's aquaculture industry ahead of short term politics.

- 23 Aug 2015