Tassal has welcomed the dismissal of an application brought by the Bob Brown Foundation, Triabunna Investments Pty Ltd and Spring Bay Mill Pty Ltd in the Federal Court in relation to the Federal Minister’s decision under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act regarding Okehampton Bay.

Tassal managing director and chief executive officer Mark Ryan said the decision provided certainty for Tassal’s east coast-based employees and the company’s continuing operations at Okehampton Bay.

“The site has been scientifically researched and critiqued through careful assessments over a number of years,” he said.

“Okehampton Bay continues to be a good site in terms of water temperature and environmental conditions.

“We take our responsibility in managing the health of the site very seriously.

“Tassal has extensive environmental monitoring in place on site, near the site and more than 15 kilometres away from the site.

“It is also worth noting that the Environment Protection Agency undertakes additional independent environmental monitoring at Okehampton Bay to validate Tassal’s own monitoring data.”