Craig Garland
Tasmanian Senate candidate Craig Garland. (Image: Guy Rundle)

Read part one of this story here.

In the 1980s, Tasmanian governments started to put out feelers for new industries as the old ones started to pale. Fish farming was one possibility, salmon in particular. Salmon are the Russian crims of the fish world -- 'roid-raging upstreamers. When caged they just fatten -- to six or seven kilos. Good, lean food, high protein, omega 3, good fat. Fish farming had always been the food of the future.