Seismic surveys are coming to the East Coast – This is the result in Tasmania’s scallop industry “Smart from the Start”?

the mercury.comau – A PUSH to protect marine life from seismic surveys has been backed by Tasmania’s scallop industry, which says testing in Bass Strait in 2010 wiped out 24,000 tonnes of shellfish. At the same time a study is under way at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania to try to understand how seismic surveys may affect marine life, in particular scallops and rock lobsters. continued