Tasmanian salmon farmer pleads not guity to eight alleged environment law breaches

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Huon Aquaculture is charged with two counts of causing material environmental harm by polluting the environment, five counts of contravening the conditions of an environment protection notice, and one count of discharging an oil or oily mixture from a ship into state waters.

The Mercury reports Huon Aquaculture’s lawyer Phillip Zeeman entered a plea of not guilty to each of the charges on behalf of the company at the Hobart Magistrates Court this morning.

It is alleged that the pollution and contravention of an environment protection notice took place on January 1 last year at Port Huon.

Magistrates Sam Mollard adjourned the case for mention on July 26.