Tassal and the Tasmanian salmon farming industry
In April, Booker prize winning Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan published a new book about the Tasmanian salmon industry called ‘Toxic’. It raised a number of serious concerns about risks to Hobart’s drinking water, marine dead zones, animal cruelty and a failure of regulators to hold the industry to account.
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has previously engaged Tassal:TGR on its exposure to climate risk and is currently seeking a meeting with the company to discuss the issues raised in ‘Toxic’. We are also considering the lodgement of a shareholder resolution to request that Tassal formally respond to the issues raised, and potentially lay out a plan to transition to land-based farming.
Shareholders in Tassal
If you hold shares in Tassal and would like to take part in making this potential resolution happen, you can register your shareholdings with ACCR via the Shareholder Hub.
If you don’t currently own Tassal shares and would like to find out more or if you have any specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.