Landing salmon: can Tasmania clean up the industry by bringing it onshore?

Landing salmon: can Tasmania clean up the industry by bringing it onshore?

Amid growing concern about the environmental impact of farming salmon in pens exposed to the sea, something novel is being proposed

During the summer when the weather is good, Mark Bishop’s fishmonger is open one hour a day during the week and throughout the afternoon on Saturdays.

The 56-year-old former furniture manufacturer opened the tiny shop in Stanley, on Tasmania’s north-west coast, with his son, a local fisher, to sell their catch direct to the public.

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