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Tasmania’s salmon industry expansion has no sound scientific basis, expert who quit review panel says

<p>Environment management consultant says potentially harmful impacts of over-farming in Storm Bay are well known</p><p>An expert who quit a Tasmanian government panel overseeing the state’s Atlantic salmon industry expansion says there is no sound scientific basis for a planned doubling of production over the next decade, and that concerns she and another member raised were consistently ignored.</p><p>Louise Cherrie, an environment management consultant who resigned from the marine farming planning review panel in 2018, told the ABC she was speaking out as she believed there was misinformation about the industry that needed to be countered, and she felt less alone on the issue than in the past.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/10/privatising-the-wilderness-the-tasmanian-project-that-could-become-a-national-park-test-case">Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case</a> </p><p>Why hasn’t the science been done? Adaptive management I actually call lazy management.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/11/global-salmon-farming-harming-marine-life-and-costing-billions-in-damage">Salmon farming harming marine life and costing billions in damage</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/28/tasmania-salmon-industry-expansion-has-no-sound-scientific-basis-expert-who-quit-review-panel-says">Continue reading...</a>

Environment management consultant says potentially harmful impacts of over-farming in Storm Bay are well known

An expert who quit a Tasmanian government panel overseeing the state’s Atlantic salmon industry expansion says there is no sound scientific basis for a planned doubling of production over the next decade, and that concerns she and another member raised were consistently ignored.

Louise Cherrie, an environment management consultant who resigned from the marine farming planning review panel in 2018, told the ABC she was speaking out as she believed there was misinformation about the industry that needed to be countered, and she felt less alone on the issue than in the past.

Related: Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case

Why hasn’t the science been done? Adaptive management I actually call lazy management.

Related: Salmon farming harming marine life and costing billions in damage

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