First Nations peoples, environmental groups and fishers were alarmed at the news that international oilfield services company Schlumberger and energy data provider TGS are seeking approval to conduct 3D seismic surveys in a huge area of the Otway Basin off the coasts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia here. The proposed area is approximately 7.7 million hectares, potentially the largest 3D survey in history, in an area of critical importance to endangered marine life and commercial fisheries.
Find out why First Nations peoples, environmental groups and fishers on the southwest coast of Victoria are calling for a halt to new and expanded seismic blasting in the Otway Basin.
Cat Dorey: Marine scientist, Australia Marine Conservation Society
Markus Nolle: Chair, Apollo Bay Fishermen’s Co-Op
Lisa Deppeler: Otway Climate Emergency Action Network
Yaraan Couzens-Bundle: Gunditjmara Whale Dreaming Custodian and Coordinator of the Southern Ocean Protection Embassy Collective (SOPEC).
Petition to stop Seismic Surveys in Australian waters:
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