Australia’s Milne calls for aquaculture to move entirely inland

Alex Whitebrook/ November 27, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

“With global warming and over-fishing, we’re seeing the collapse of the natural fisheries around the world,” Milne, an Australian senator from 2012 to 2015, is quoted by The Advocate, a Tasmanian newspaper, as saying. 

Milne is quoted as saying she believes the issue will come to prominence in Tasmania within the next decade.

“As the waters warm, you’re going to see a greater level of disease and you’re going to see more antibiotics and more coloring,” Milne said. “I think there’s going to be a big debate, and it’s always been my view, that we should bring aquaculture onshore. Whoever does that first will be the leading light.”

Salmon are hatched and grown on land before being transported to open waters.

The article quotes David Wood, the active chief executive at Petuna Aquaculture, in Tasmania, as saying Milne’s suggestions are “not viable.” Energy costs and emissions would balloon out of control, he said.

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