Bob Brown Foundation will launch into a new campaign to protect Tasmania’s marine environment from the scourge of Toxic industrial-scale fish farms in Tasmania and climate change. Advertising for a new Fish Farms and Marine Campaigner, the Foundation is expanding its campaigns focused on native forests, takayna/Tarkine, the coal-mining giant Adani, and Antarctica.
“Our foundation’s campaigner will take on industrial fish farming’s impacts and advocate for increased protection for the island’s marine environment,” BBF’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.
“As Richard Flanagan’s best-selling book ‘TOXIC’ has revealed, Atlantic salmon farming in its current form is threatening marine biodiversity and polluting Tasmania’s oceans, coastlines, riverine ecosystems. The government-proposed expansion of fish farms in Storm Bay and along the Northwest Coast needs to be reversed, including cleaning up Macquarie Harbour,” Jenny Weber said.
“Brand Tasmania is being marred internationally by revelations of tortured seals, killed birdlife and polluted habitat of rare fish while this island’s dedication of marine parks is far less than comparable places like New Zealand. We will be campaigning to raise Tasmania’s marine protection status,” Jenny Weber said