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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

Okehampton Bay Finfish Removal Bill 2017

A Bill for an Act to cancel the marine lease and marine farming licence in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  29 Nov 2017


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 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  |  17 Apr 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 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  |  2 Nov 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  |  17 Sep 2017


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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  |  27 Aug 2017


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ReachTEL Poll Confirms Community Opposition to East Coast Fish Farms

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  |  24 Aug 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  |  23 Aug 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposition

There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jul 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  |  15 Jun 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  |  13 Jun 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 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  |  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  |  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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansion

The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  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  |  30 Apr 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 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 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  |  10 Mar 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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

I rise to draw the attention of the House to the very large public meeting held in Triabunna last Sunday that I attended.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017


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Community and Existing Businesses Concerns Ignored by Liberal's Review

The approval of fin-fish farming in Okehampton Bay was rejected by some 250 people at a Triabunna public meeting last Sunday.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

The Premier downgraded his assessment of the salmon industry’s practices as being “very good” in Parliament today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Mar 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  |  5 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 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  |  21 Feb 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  |  19 Feb 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  |  16 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

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


Water Reservoir

Tassal Dam at Taxpayers' Expense and Ratepayers' Risk

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Salmon Farm Expansion Planned for the Mercury Passage and Beyond

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016


Water Reservoir

Treasurer Failing Ratepayers

The 'development at any cost' ethic is widespread across this Liberal Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fishy Review Even More Stinky

Minister Rockliff’s self-proclaimed status as a tough and impartial regulator of the salmon farming industry has been dealt a final body blow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 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 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  |  17 Aug 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 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  |  12 Aug 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

This summer saw a marine heatwave that ran for more than 140 days with temperatures 4.5 degrees warmer than average.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Stock Plunge A Climate Change Warning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2016


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East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

The fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment has caused enormous community concern.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016