In light of the resignations of two scientists resigning from an advisory panel, and a letter being leaked to the ABC, T4T-Tasmanians 4 Tasmania is calling on the Tasmanian Government to hold a moratorium into any further expansion of the fish farm industry, and a public inquiry be held into its procedures, practices and protocols.

 

This has been our Party’s Policy from our inception, and it has not changed.

 

T4T supports sustainable aquaculture practices with solid scientific justification, but the letter makes it abundantly clear that the panel has totally failed in its duties to ensure the necessary baseline studies are in place.

Without baseline water data we can never truly know how damaging this expansion is to our sensitive marine environment.

Tasmania’s maritime environment is at stake, and this is far too important to be neglected.

 

The time for action is now.

 

Rob Newitt

President

T4T-Tasmanians 4 Tasmania