Geelong Star Trawler Management In More Hot Water

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FOI Documents Reveal Independent Chair Resigns Because Of Concerns About Undue Influence by Super Trawler Director

The operator of the freezer factory trawler Geelong Star continues to damage the reputation of Australian fisheries, with documents received under Freedom of Information revealing that the Independent Chair of one of AFMA’s governing bodies believes the super trawler operator has an unacceptable pecuniary interest and influence on fishery management advice.

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Seal and dolphin death toll begins

The Stop the Trawler Alliance today called for the factory freezer trawler the Geelong Star and all large factory trawlers to be banned from fishing in Australian waters.

This follows revelations the Geelong Star has killed four dolphins and two fur seals within the first few weeks of fishing in Australian waters.

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