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Accusations voiced against Tasmanian salmon farmers

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 04:50 (GMT + 9)

There have been claims at the Parliament of Tasmania that Macquarie Harbour may not be healthy enough for salmon farming. This waterway is home to large-scale fish farms owned by salmon producers Tassal, Huon Aquaculture and Petuna. Media sources reported that a leader from the Green Party tabled a leaked email sent to the Premier signed by Huon managing director Peter Bender and Petuna chief executive Mark Porter, detailing their concerns about the water quality given some fish farmed by Tassal needed to be treated with antibiotics. This email, dated September last year, referred to Tassal reporting it had five pens with a “Yersinia outbreak that will be treated with antibiotics” and stated that “this represented a clear warning sign that the environment they are growing fish in is becoming compromised,” The Mercury reported. Given this ac... FULL STORY

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