King Island Remains At Threat From Fish Farms

15 May 2018 15

Six months on, the threat of fish farming at Martha Lavinia on King Island remains real. Located in Bass Strait, the island is famous for unspoilt beachbreaks where the proposed salmon farm is a cause for alarm.

Comparisons are being drawn to Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, where the repercussions of commercial fish farming are well documented. Now many KI locals are concerned the same will happen to their island home.  

The Surfrider Foundation and Barton Lynch made a recent trip to King Island, to meet with community members and film a surfing video that gives voice to locals opposed to the development.

"I understand that the farming of animals, farming of fish in particular, is a way to feed the planet. But at this point in time the practices are so suspicious that this is not the sort of environment to be doing that in,” said Barton Lynch during his visit.

For those interested in conservation on King Island, you can show your support by signing the petition.

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