Who we are, what we want

What does NOFF want? What are our principles?

We want . . . salmon farming on land. We want . . . salmon farming out of shallow coastal waters. We want . . . many things, but all of them must support the Dennes Point Declaration, and meet our basic principles:

  • It must do no harm
  • It must be safe for consumers, wildlife and fish stocks, neighbouring communities, and fish farm staff
  • It must be carbon neutral
  • There must be complete transparency
  • There must be a fair return to the community (Federal, State and Local Government) for use of Federal and State waterways, and the use of fresh water and other assets
  • It must acknowledge and respect the connection, rights and aspirations of traditional custodians on country, including sea country

Is NOFF opposed to salmon farming?

No! NOFF wants salmon farming to be done in a non-polluting, sustainable way, preferably on land, and with much more government and industry transparency. We want a sustainable fish farming industry in Tasmania that is well-regulated and transparent so that its successes and its failings are clear for all to see. We want a moratorium on any further expansion of the industry until proper, independent science is able to monitor the impact on our waters and coastline. NOFF believes fish farming has to move on shore.

Who is on the NOFF Committee?

NOFF’S strength lies in its highly skilled committee and passionate local membership base. We are not afraid to ask the tough questions, and bring facts to the media.

Who or what is TAMP?

The Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection (TAMP) is an umbrella organisation for professional fishers, recreational fishers, businesses, sailors, individuals, community groups and coastal residents concerned about the impact of industrial salmon farms. NOFF is a member of TAMP.