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Claims Fish farming destroyed another Fishery

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Tasmanian Salmon giant Tassal is looking into claims its fish farming operations at Dover have destroyed an adjacent mussel fishery.

Dover Bay Mussels owner Warwick Hastwell says orange snot has smothered his shellfish, alleging it's due to in-water cleaning of nearby salmon pens.

Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff says there's no evidence of a link, while Tassal's head of sustainability Linda Sams says the pens in question aren't being used as a main grow out site.

It comes as the company unveils plans to consolidate its leases in the channel with 28 pens.

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