Environmental authority greenlight Tassal’s $46 million hatchery

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Tasmania’s Tassal wants to build 1400 tonnes of salmon-per-year hatchery.

The largest producer of Tasmanian grown Atlantic salmon in the world is one step closer to building an AUD 46 million (EUR 28.2 million) hatchery near Hamilton in the Central Highlands, using water from Meadowbank Lake, Tasmania, Australia.

ABC reports Environment Protection Authority chair Warren Jones said that the project could be managed sustainably. Fish up to 600 grams will be produced on-site and the EPS said the maximum standing biomass permitted in it is 750 tonnes with a maximum production of 1400 tonnes of salmon per year.

The radio reported that it’s now up to the Central Highlands Council to determine whether the hatchery will go ahead.