Monitoring our coast a vital role

11th August 2021

Let scientists finish salmon study

Christine Coughanowr writes about the risks to the Derwent River of expanding salmon farming in Storm Bay in the Mercury.

19th July 2020
Professor Ben Richardson and Dr Jen Sanger were interviewed by the Launceston Examiner about the importance of science in strong environmental protection legislation, and identify weaknesses in how forestry is treated under Australia's national environmental law.

14th May 2021

Dr Edward Butler writes in the Mercury about the need for better oversight of Tasmania's coastal waters.

The state of Tasmania's rivers

10th and 11th August 2021

Christine Coughanowr speaks about the state of Tasmania's freshwater resources to ABC Radio and in the Mercury.

Experts have their say on Tasmania's environmental laws
NEWSThe Tasmanian Independent Science Council seeks to lead the public debate on the role of science in policy on environmental stewardship through the media.


How many jobs are generated by the Tasmanian salmon industry?

23th February 2021

Dr Graeme Wells writes about how many jobs are really generated by the Tasmanian salmon industry in the Mercury.

Co-Instigators of the Fin Fish Farming Inquiry Celebrate Final Report

24th May 2022 

Read the Dr Lisa Gershwin's thoughts on the Tasmanian Legislative Council's Fin Fish Farming Inquiry Final Report. 

We need a sunset clause on flow-through hatcheries 

Christine Coughanowr writes for the Mercury about the issues with flow-through hatcheries, and makes suggestions on how these issues can be rectified. 

26th May 2022 

2nd August 2022 

Read Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick's opinion piece on the state and national fin fish inquiries, originally published in the Mercury.

Tasmania gets it right and the feds get it wrong with fish-farming inquiries

17th August 2022 

CT and TISC call for faster progress of strengthening Tasmanian climate legislation 

TISC and Climate Tasmania urge Parliamentarians to adopt our ammendments to Tasmania's climate change law. 

Read Dr Lisa Gershwin's thoughts on the Government's response to the Legislative Council Fin Fish Inquiry, covered in the Mercury on August 18. 

Co-instigator welcomes Government response to Fin Fish Inquiry

16th August 2022

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