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Where is Federal Environment Minister in the Macquarie Harbour Mess?

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is calling on the federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, to break his silence on Macquarie Harbour and to publicly release the audit report sitting on his desk.

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said, “Is it too much to ask to have a federal Environment Minister who actually wants to protect the environment? There is ongoing damage to the World Heritage Area in Macquarie Harbour from overstocking of fish farms and the Minister has remained silent.

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Greens seek Senate Inquiry into Tasmania's fish farms

The Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Whish-Wilson, has put forward a motion in the Senate to establish an Inquiry into the sustainability, impacts and regulation of Tasmania's fish farms.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "The leaked reports and emails about the de-oxygenation of Macquarie Harbour was a wake-up call about the potential impacts of this industry on marine ecosystems and raises questions on the future sustainability of fish farming in Tasmania.

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Burke Warned: Public Will Not Tolerate Fishy Business Around Super-Trawler Ban.

The Australian Greens have today called on Environment Minister Burke to honour his commitment to declare a two-year ban on the super trawler.

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said Tasmanian fishers and those who care about the environment wanted him to remind Minister Burke of the personal undertaking he had made to stop the super trawler because significant risks remain unassessed.

"We're calling on the Minister to keep his promise of a two-year ban and ensure the super trawler will not be able to operate off our coastline.

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