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Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Big Salmon Ducks Scrutiny on Mass Wildlife Deaths

Details, released under Right to Information today, reveal the incredibly devastating impact of salmon farming on Tasmanian native marine life.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2021


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Government Investigates, Approves Seal Cruelty for Salmon Giant

RTI documents show a DPIPWE investigation into Animal Welfare Act breaches was taking place while the same department was approving an almost identical practice

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Seal Death on Bruny Island

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment to call on the minister to provide information of the death a seal at Dennes Point.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal Scientific Permit Application

The DPIPWE website's wildlife management page has opened an application for socalled scientific permit, that is available for public comment until 18 September.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2019


Ocean Waves

Extreme Weather Event - Effect on Seals and Sharks

Accompanying the report of salmon pens with holes the size of trucks in the sides, we have also heard of dead seals being washed up on shorelines.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

The Liberals' announcement they will cease relocating seals to NW Tasmania from Christmas - after the height of seal breeding - is purely political.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2017