Vets for Climate Action welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on the Otway Basin 3D Multi-client Marine Seismic Survey.
NOPSEMA were seeking public comment on the Environmental Plan submitted by Norwegian-owned TPG-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd, to conduct seismic blasting on the waters of the Otway Basin, off the coast of Victoria.
VfCA made a number of recommendations including that NOPSEMA heed the science and refuse to permit the seismic testing in the Otway basin to prevent further loss to ecosystems and the local biodiversity.
This submission would not have been possible without the time and energy of our volunteer Janet Berry. We send our thanks for her work on this important issue.
You can review our submission here