NOFF is proud to present a series of short films created by Mike Sampey at Lowco Productions. The series has been put together to highlight the environmental and consumer concerns about the intensive feedlot farming of Atlantic salmon in Tasmania.

Too Cute to Shoot co-campaign EKO, aims to raise awareness of the cruelty and lack of independent monitoring of current treatment of Australian Fur Seals at the hands of the Atlantic salmon industry operating in Tasmania. Marine Mammal expert John Bryan shares his knowledge of the species and recommendations for the improvement of interactions through infrastructure change.
Eminent British/Australian actor, Miriam Margolyes, warns about the health implications for people eating cage-reared salmon, for the state’s waters and for the caged fish. Film by Mike Sampey

Well-known Australian actor, and Bruny Island resident, Essie Davis, speaks movingly on life on Bruny before and after the arrival of the salmon farms. Film by Mike Sampey

Truwana visits Cape Barren Island, in Bass Strait. Fiona Mahers talks about sea country, indigenous water rights for the First Nations people of Lutruwita/Tasmania, and concerns over Salmon farming. Film By Mike Sampey, Producer Kirsten Bacon.

The residents of the Tasman Peninsula have long fought for the removal of Atlantic salmon farms from Long Bay. With the the recommendation by the Legislative Council fin fish Inquiry advising a ceasing of operations in sheltered, sensitive and biodiverse waterways, now is the time for the minister to act and remove this lease site for good. Film by Mike Sampey

In November 2022, Canadian Multinational Cooke Inc bought out Tassal, Tasmania’s last remaining Australian -owned open net pen Atlantic salmon producer. Tasmania’s waterways are now in the hands of three major international companies, JBS, Cooke Inc, and Sealord. It is time for Tasmania’s Government to heed the recommendations of the Fin Fish Enquiry Report and commits to a safe transition to land based seafood production. Film by Mike Sampey

Other videos

Don’t mess with Mickeys

In May 2023 NOFF supporters flocked on land and sea to a protest meeting at Mickeys Beach, at the mouth of the Huon River.

Dive evidence of pollution near Eggs and Bacon Bay

In May 2023 NOFF produced an underwater video showing the impact of fish farms on a reef near Eggs and Bacon Bay, in the Huon estuary in southern Tasmania. This video also shows the reaction of the State minister Jo Palmer, and Bob Brown’s response to that.

Animal cruelty at Cooke Aquaculture

In 2019, Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) released the first-ever undercover exposé of salmon aquaculture in the USA, at Cooke Aquaculture in Bingham, Maine, exposing senseless violence against these sentient animals at an industrial Atlantic salmon hatchery (caution: may cause distress).

Artifishal – the fight to save wild salmon

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

The least deadly catch: ocean farming in the climate change era

Bren Smith (Greenwave) shows how to farm oceans pragmatically, ethically and environmentally. This is aquaculture with a diverse range of products, not just salmon. Greenwave trains and supports ocean farmers in the era of climate change, working with coastal communities around the world to create not just a narrowly-focused single-product industry but a blue economy – built and led by farmers. (Bren starts at 4 minutes 21 seconds, the introduction is a bit long). (Caution – may cause enthusiasm).

Shocking footage from Scotland

Some extraordinary footage from Compassion in World Farming showing what really happens in fish pens, in this case in Scotland. And it’s more widespread – here is more footage from Animal Equality showing even more distressing behaviour. (caution: may cause distress)

Huon Island is dying

Shows reefs at Huon Island in Southern Tasmania being killed by algae and marine growth stimulated by toxic nutrient overloads from salmon feeding lots. The video is a joint production of TAMP and NOFF.

NOFF Webinar series

Four video seminars, with expert international and Australian speakers, scientists and first nations representatives from Canada and South America, discussing Salmon and Activism, Salmon and Science, Salmon and Social Licence, and Salmon and the Rising Tide: the Future of Activism.