Geez, just found out the muppets want to put a 700ha fish farm just 2k's off Pipe. Are they off their flipping pips? The pollution from the fish shit will be scary, it'll look freaking ugly (hundreds of huge cages over 7 square km's), it'll stuff up the waves in the bay for sure, ruin the pristine marine ecology of this part of our bay, draw tons of sharks to the area, and our dolphins & whales will get entangled in the nets. Jeez, we're meant to be the watersports capital of SA....and they want to go plonk a fish farm slap bang on our beachfront. This is your bay, your beachfront, and your waves they're gonna cock up, so OBJECT!! Fill in the form below, and your objection will be registered with the peeps managing the process. Make your voice heard. Too late to bitch once it's built!
(Update: objection form has been removed from the blog post as closing date for objections was Monday 24 June 13)
The implications for our bay are just to hectic to even think about. The pollution will be hectic - imagine 9000 tons of fish shitting just 2k's from where you're surfing and swimming?! And then add in the antibiotics they pump them full of, the disease potential of so many fish caged in such a small area, the chemicals used to clean the cages. Plus the fish are fed commercial feeds - and we all know the exciting genetic modifications/mutations that go with that.
Let's also not forget all the sharks that are gonna pull in to their version of a fishy McDonalds drive-through - just 2k's away from where you're surfing. And if they can't get to those nice yummy fishies in the cages, they're gonna come cruise our beaches for a snack maybe? Will you be on the lunch menu?
What happens to our local pod of dolphins who cruise through that part of the bay daily - what'll stop them getting stuck in all those nets?? And the whales that come each year to breed - say cheers to them too.
And tourism? Gonna look flipping ugly with 7 km square of fish cages right off our beach. And the muppet's have the audacity to say, yah - it'll be a tourist attraction. Dunno, when last did you decide to go on holiday to a spot cos you could check out this kiff fish farm they have? Not! We have such a beautiful bay, and are renowned as the water sports capital of SA....and now this!
I totally get the fact that fish farming in future may be a much needed reality as food stocks dwindle. But surely it makes sense to locate such farms in area's that are firstly much better protected (cos dunno if the study peeps have checked the swell conditions out there in a big west or east - them cages are gonna be making frequent trips down to Kings Beach as they get blown off their moorings!), but also - just put em where they don't stuff up so many things for so many people. There are plenty other more protected area's away from residential area's that could be considered. C'mon DAFF, don't be such muppets!
(*DAFF - Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
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