Media unencumber – Bob Brown Basis, 22 July 2022
TIME mag laws out farmed salmon
A end result of 2 years of investigation has led TIME magazine to publish a piece finishing with the emphatic word, “For now, transparency, higher law, and correct labels on farmed salmon are crucial to verify just right alternatives for our well being and the well being of our planet. Till that occurs, farmed Atlantic salmon from open-net pens is off our menu and will have to be off yours.”
Even supposing the tale is centred round the USA marketplace for salmon, all of the investigative piece is a close to word-for-word recital of the exact same problems that salmon farming has right here in Tasmania.
“The sector is waking up in the case of farmed Atlantic salmon and high-intensity, open-pen fish farming. Farmed salmon everywhere in the globe, identical to right here in Tasmania, leaves a wake of destruction and air pollution at the back of it,” mentioned Alistair Allan, Bob Brown Basis Marine campaigner.
“It’s the similar tale; it’s dangerous for our well being, dangerous for the sector’s fish shares, dangerous for the surroundings and it’s merciless to the salmon themselves.”
“In Tasmania, we all know firsthand simply how surprising salmon farming may also be, with the close to whole destruction of the as soon as pristine Macquarie Harbour close to Strahan. Now TIME mag is appearing that it’s the similar across the world.”
“Argentina has banned open-net salmon farms, like those we’ve got right here in Tasmania, because of their large environmental affect. It’s time we adopted their lead.”