 Transition to oceanic farming strikes right environmental balance
 Industry willing to embrace change
Tasmanian Labor has today welcomed Tassal’s move to retire its in-shore leases and move toward oceanic fish farming.
Shadow Primary Industries and Water Minister Shane Broad said the company was demonstrating a commitment to striking the right balance between the environment and industry sustainability.
“This is about keeping the industry sustainable for the future and Tassal is to be applauded for acting on the Tasmanian community’s concerns,” Dr Broad said.
“Labor has always been a strong supporter of the salmon industry and it was Labor that oversaw the growth of the industry as it evolved into one of Tasmania’s largest and most important.
“Labor has a comprehensive policy with further measures to ensure it upholds the integrity of the Tasmanian brand.
“Those measures will mean the salmon industry maintains its competitiveness at the same time it meets environmental standards.
“A majority Labor Government will always support the industry and jobs in the industry while regulatory framework is improved to increase transparency and confidence.”
Shane Broad MP Shadow Primary Industries Minister