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Bryan Green, Petuna Aquaculture, Northern Tasmania Tourism - Mon 20 Mar 17 Tas Talks

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Full Podcast - Mon 20 Mar 17

Today's show is packed to the brim with local issues!

First up, in an exclusive interview with Brian Carlton, Bryan Green confirms he saw himself as just an interim leader, designed to bring the Labor party back together after the 2014 election bloodbath.

David Wood, Acting Chief Executive of Petuna Aquaculture, states there is no reason salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour shouldn't be able to continue.

Brian shares his Footy Tipping for Round 1.

Ken Orr from the Shooters and Fishers Party weighs in on the salmon issue, claims his party believes onshore farming is the answer.

Terry Edwards, CEO of the Forest Industries Association, states the industry strongly opposes the State Government's plans to release 356,000 hectares of previously reserved forest for logging.

Chris Griffin, CEO of Northern Tasmanian Tourism discusses how the industry plans to manage an increase in visitor numbers.

Brian shares a story of how he was involved first hand in a real-life reptile rescue.

John Diggle, Director of Inland Fisheries, explains how they intend to eradicate an invasion of illegally introduced mainland yabbies from a small lake in the Central Highlands.

Dick Warren, owner of Tasmania Zoo, claims the tourism boom has seen approximately a 45% increase in business since Christmas.

And, Brett Charlton, of the Tasmanian Shitbox Rally team, 42 Degrees South Baby, urges the community to support their cocktail event, raising funds for the Cancer Council, in order for the event to go ahead.

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