PROTECT STORM BAY FROM FISH FARM EXPANSION

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Petuna, Tassal and Huon Agriculture are aspiring to expand their operations into offshore fish farming in Storm Bay. The proposed expansion is expected to produce 80,000 tonnes of salmon annually from the Storm Bay region — more than six times the biomass limit of Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast. 

If Macquarie Harbour has shown us anything, it is that fish farms are destructive to our ecosystems and waterways, and that the damage caused by them is long lasting and hard to reverse. Petuna, Tassal and Huon Agricultures  production methods are marketed as being "sustainable" however it is becoming more apparent, thanks to the visible damage being done to not just our environment but to the health of those who eat farmed salmon, that farming fish is bad news and completely unsustainable. 

Many people use Storm bay for a variety of activities including diving, fishing, swimming and surfing. Storm Bay is home to some of the best waves and beaches in Southern Tasmania, and is the closest peninsula with open ocean beaches to Hobart. As Tasmania is known for its pristine coastlines and natural allure, and with tourism being our #1 industry, we shouldn't risk destroying the very thing that attracts visitors and residents of Tasmania to help an industry that isn't even in our top 5 earners. If the expansion goes ahead we can expect to see the  detrimental effects of over production and waste throughout Storm Bay and its beaches long into the future, or we can try and stop the destruction before it's too late. Please sign this petition and share it with your friends and family. Jeremy Rockliff and the state government cannot ignore us if enough people oppose the expansion and the industry in general.

Please email the below emails and tell them why you oppose the expansion

marinefarming.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

jeremy.rockliff@parliament.tas.gov.au

elise.archer@parliament.tas.gov.au

will.hodgman@parliament.tas.gov.au 



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