Written by Bexy McFly
What a generous government we have. 3.8 million clams have been granted to Tassal for production of a fish meal plant 4km north-east of Triabunna on the Tasman Highway, and there’s nothing fishy about that. Ok, there totally is. It reeks of fish carcass, as will the area surrounding the facility.
20,000 tonnes of fish by-product will be processed each year, which many of the salmon themselves are fuming about. Those ones will probably become smoked salmon back at Tassal, and the dregs will be used for high-value fish oil and protein-based products which will be distributed not only throughout Australia but internationally as well.