Read on for press releases, older news items, and research reports
- 23 April 2021 – TAMP media release accuses the government of hiding from voters plans to introduce massive industrial salmon feedlots to new areas of the Tasmanian coastline.
- 26 July 2019 – media release on the Australia Institute report Making mountains out of minnows: Salmon in the Tasmanian economy (PDF, 2 pages)
- Tasmanian salmon industry website usability and content – an analysis of the websites of Tassal, Huon Aquaculture, Petuna, EPA and DPIPWE, as at November 2019
- Atlantic farmed salmon in Tasmania’s waters – 2021 snapshot. A detailed map showing existing and possible future installations, and a brief analysis of who profits and who benefits
- Huon Aquaculture gets a (very minor) slap on the wrist for breaking environmental protection rules: a company with revenues of $145 million will have to stump up a mere $40,000 fine for six breaches of Tasmania’s environment protection regulations – one of which included dumping 80,000 litres of contaminated water considered toxic to marine life … on land right beside the Huon River. Read the full text here (2 pages, PDF)
- Sabotage ruled out: the recent escape of 130,000 salmon from Huon Aquaculture feedlots in Storm Bay was definitely not the result of sabotage, The Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection (TAMP) has learned. Government officials have told TAMP that Huon Aquaculture has confirmed there was no sabotage, contrary to implications by CEO, France Bender, in the days after the escape. Read the full press release here (one page, PDF).
- Secrecy just creates a fishy smell: An opinion piece in the Hobart Mercury recently posed some serious questions for the salmon industry in Tasmania, and concludes that the industry needs greater transparency in their actions, to protect our brand Tasmania, and redeem their social license so the community can allow them to borrow our environment for their economic gain.
- Land-based salmon farming company plans major expansion in Florida (Undercurrent Seafood Business News)
- Fish farming has not reduced overfishing pressures on wild fish populations (Conservation Biology, PDF not downloadable but you can read it)
- More than 50 leading Australian restaurants pledge to no longer serve unsustainable seafood (AMCS)
- Having taken a toll in Chile, salmon industry arrives in Argentina (Mongabay)
- Indiana salmon hatchery to raise USA’s first genetically modified animal cleared for human consumption (Chicago Tribune)
- Lousy Canadian farmed salmon enter market with industry stamp of approval (David Suzuki Foundation)
- Climate crisis and antibiotic use could ‘sink’ fish farming industry (The Guardian)
- Mass resignations from Icelandic National Culinary Team: Reject unsustainably farmed salmon (Iceland Magazine)
- Top cooks pressure British Columbia government to terminate fish farm leases (CBC News)
- Forty top Aussie chefs to stop serving farmed salmon (IntraFish)
- Farmed salmon boycott intensifies (South Coast Today, British Columbia)