The Hodgman Liberal Government takes very seriously our obligation to balance a sustainable salmon industry with other fisheries while ensuring we protect our marine environment.
The Government will consider the three recommendations of the Senate report, noting that there is already a very rigorous assessment and reporting regime in place.
The Federal Government Senators’ additional comments and recommendation show strong support for the industry.
The strongly negative dissenting report from the Greens is not unexpected, and confirms our view that the Greens only proposed this inquiry up in order to try to demonise the industry.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water