Seafood industry calls for Senate inquiry into seismic testing

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Members of the Australian seafood industry are persisting in their calls for an inquiry into seismic testing, despite the Senate having twice rejected the idea.

Seismic surveys, which are used to search for undersea oil and gas deposits, involve firing intense soundwaves into the ocean floor, which fishers worry could disrupt the behaviour of marine life.

Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association President Brian Jeffriess said not enough is known about the impacts of the practice.

“It disappoints me — why would parliament not seek to find out what is really happening and…

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