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Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

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.

When the Greens questioned Minister Rockliff in Parliament this morning, he talked up his assessment process and defended the industry's decision to ignore it in the very same breath.

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

Tassal’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.

This proves that the Minister for Primary Industries has created a faux review process. It was clearly an industry stitch-up to make the government look like they’re tough regulators.

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

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.

The Hodgman Government now has no option but to put an end to their charade assessment process, and formally reject this development.

There's no point going ahead with a greenwash. The East Coast community need a real assessment, or nothing at all.

Assurances Needed for East Coast on Fish Farms

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

Minister 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 assessment of the social, environmental and economic impacts of fish farms.

The salmon farming industry has said publicly that it intends to double the size of its industry by 2030. That can't be at the expense of our marine environment and other industries.

Proposed Fish Farm Review Just Green-Washing

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The Minister for Primary Industries has finally heard the East Coast residents' outrage about the proposed fish farm in Okehampton Bay.

If Minister Rockliff is serious about community and market confidence then he needs to step in with a more rigorous triple-bottom line process. Instead of indulging in green-washing, as he’s proposed.

The Marine Farming Planning Review process that will review Tassal’s expansion into Okehampton Bay is a toothless tiger. It was designed by industry, for industry.

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The 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.

We will move to bring marine farming under the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and out of the hands of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE.

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