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One of the original salmon farmers on Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast says expanding the industry was always a “disaster waiting to happen”.

The head of the state’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) admitted on Friday that the science behind the decision to massively expand fish farming in Macquarie Harbour was wrong.

The harbour on Tasmania’s west coast has seen a series of mass fish deaths and stock reductions over the past two years.

One third of the harbour is inside the World Heritage area.

Ron Morrison said he wrote to the marine farming branch of the state’s planning authority in December 2011 to express his concern over the proposed expansion of marine farming …

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SIX YEARS ago Kim Booth warned that expanding fish farming in Macquarie Harbour was a recipe for disaster ...

Fish Farm surveys reveals serious environmental damage The Tasmanian Greens today called on the Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green to rethink his blind support for a proposed marine farm expansion in Macquarie Harbour, given serious environmental concerns revealed in documents obtained by the Greens under Right to Information …