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Is land-based farming the answer to Tasmania's problems?

Political party pushes for land-based salmon farms as environmental criticism of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry swells.

Tasmania's Shooters and Fishers Party is pushing for land-based salmon farming, saying the move would silence the industry's critics, reports ABC News.

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The party believes with the industry's projected dramatic expansion, and a growing groundswell of concern from the fishing community, it was time to consider options other than ocean pens.

He said the practice would eliminate uncertainty and many of the ocean open-cage controversies plaguing the industry in Tasmania.

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