News

Fish farming could harm shark nursery: Cate Faehrmann

Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.
Greens MP Cate Faehrmann. Jerad Williams

"CONFLICTS" between great white sharks and humans will likely increase if the NSW Government goes ahead with its plans to build a fish farm on the state's Mid North Coast, says Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.

An area off Port Stephens has been ear-marked for a five-year study on the viability of off-shore fish farming.

The State Government has so far refused to seek federal approval for the farm, which Ms Faehrmann believes could harm a nearby shark nursery and attract predators to swimming areas.

According to the Herald, the federal department of environment wrote to the state department last week reminding it of its "obligations under national environmental law" to seek approval for projects which were likely to impact threatened species.

Topics:  cate faehrmann, fish farming, great white sharks, nsw government



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Habitat help for Tweed Coast koalas

A koala in a newly planted tree on the Tweed Coast.

Coastal koala habitat in limelight with funding boost

Rainbow to make way for new bridge mural

COLOURFUL MEMORIAL: File photo of Marley’s family, David Cross, Abbyrose Cross and Raquel Morton, at the Kyogle Rd bridge, in November 2014, and below, an artist’s impression of the new mural to be painted on the bridge.

Uki's rainbow bridge for Marley to get new mural

Elderly woman dies after fire engulfs her home

A crime scene has now been declared.

Latest deals and offers

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce tour Rockhampton sweet potato farm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit a...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest