Travel Talk Salmon escape at Huon

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    ANDREW
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    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-23/salmon-breakout-after-fire-huon-aquaculture-tasmania/12912222

    What is happening  in Tasmania?

    Not only you get lobster at bargain price, now 52 000 4kg salmon escaped from fish farm.

    #878186

    Johnrs
    Participant

    Not sure Gumwah

    But I think the plan was to establish a flyin/flyout private salmon fishery at Lake Malbena in the World Heritage Area.

    This cunning and illegal  plan has been foiled with the release of the salmon by brave members of the TSLF  (the Tasmanian Salmon  Liberation Front)

    Best Christmas wishes

    John

     

    #878192

    flylife
    Moderator

    The commercial tv news tonight had people on jetties catching escaped Australian salmon! HaHa. At least the ABC had Atlantic salmon footage even if they were all in gill nets. Yes we still do that in Tasmania!

    #878203

    BarryJ
    Participant

    Yeah, the Australian salmon was a bit hilarious; to add insult to injury, they were talking about catching 4kg Atlantic salmon and the Aussie salmon being held up would probably have only been 0.5- 0.75kg! 🤣

    Didn’t see anyone fly fishing on either channel that I watched.

    Edit: an environmentalist also complained about the effect the escapees would have on the native fish population if they started breeding. Highly unlikely since they are all females (to prevent breeding in the event of escapes as I understand it).

    #878208

    Alanta
    Participant

    Inland Fisheries were quick off the mark reminding people about licences

    https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2020/nov/24/huon-and-esperance-rivers-inland-fishing-regulations

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