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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  |  17 Feb 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  |  16 Dec 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  |  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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor Must Answer to Coastal Communities on Fish Farm Expansion

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  |  1 May 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

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  |  29 Oct 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salmon Not Surprising

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  |  14 Oct 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  |  18 Jul 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Archer Must Explain Decision not to Exit Macquarie Harbour

The death of 1.38 million fish in Macquarie Harbour last summer confirms a catastrophic regulatory failure by the EPA.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 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  |  17 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Modelling Fails Macquarie Harbour, Tasmanian Waterways at Risk

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  |  23 Mar 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

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  |  1 Dec 2017


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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  |  13 Nov 2017


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West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

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  |  3 Nov 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  |  5 Oct 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  |  25 Aug 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Waste Collection Needs Independent Monitoring

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  |  4 Jul 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

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  |  31 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Watering Down Macquarie Harbour License Conditions

The Minister for Primary Industries refused to commit to not changing laws or licence conditions, again, to help Tassal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2017


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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  |  19 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 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  |  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  |  3 May 2017


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More Allegations of Diseased and Dying Salmon in Macquarie Harbour

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  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  |  2 May 2017


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Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour

Huon Aquaculture revealed evidence that the Macquarie Harbour salmon farming dead zone has spread one kilometre into the TWWHA.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

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  |  13 Apr 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  |  31 Mar 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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

The Greens support community calls for fish farming to be truly sustainable, and genuinely 'world's best practice'.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 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  |  17 Mar 2017


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Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017


Ambulance, Interior

Reply to Premier's Address - Government Declares War on the Environment

The Labor Party, before this Government, has a long history of putting the environment last when it comes to salmon industry regulation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 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  |  3 Mar 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  |  23 Feb 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  |  18 Feb 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversight

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 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  |  8 Feb 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  |  7 Feb 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  |  6 Feb 2017


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Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 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  |  31 Oct 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 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  |  16 Sep 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Cawthron Report Just First Step

The government is finally releasing information about water quality problems in Macquarie Harbour, with the publication of the Cawthron review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 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  |  4 Mar 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  |  3 Mar 2015