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Okehampton Bay

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Over 250 Triabunna Residents Express Opposition to Tassal's East Coast Expansion

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of the House to the very large public meeting held in Triabunna last Sunday that I attended, as did the member for Denison, the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens. There were...

Rosalie Woodruff 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP to instruct the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment to conduct an independent assessment of the impacts of the proposed Okehampton Bay...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 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

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff On tomorrow to move—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2016