Change in salmon licencing laws could generate an additional

(07/25/19)

 $2 billion for Tasmania

Politicians “routinely exaggerate” the economic impact of Tasmania’s salmon farming sector, and are missing out on up to $2 billion of state revenue, according to new research.

A paper, published under the title Making mountains out of minnows by the Australia Institute today, notes that Tasmanian Government regularly describes the salmon farming sector as “critically important”, while trade unions have called it Tasmania’s “brightest economic prospect”.

However, the think tank notes: “With views like this, the relative cost to the environment imposed by the............................................................


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