SalmonHuon Aquaculture has today launched court proceedings challenging the EPA Director’s recent biomass cap determination for Macquarie Harbour, saying the cap has been set too high to reverse the significant deterioration in water quality observed in the Harbour over recent years.

Huon is also seeking orders from the Federal Court requiring the Commonwealth Minister to enforce or, alternatively, quash, the 2012 decision authorising the expansion of salmon farming in the Harbour.

Huon’s statement regarding these actions says the company’s aim is to “ensure Government decision making is transparent, fair and has a clear eye on a long-term sustainable future of the waterway.”

To read their press statement (including details of the two legal cases), click here.