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  • commented 2015-08-30 20:35:48 +1000 · Flag
    This just so wrong on so many levels. It makes HUNGRY sharks, penguins, dolphins, albatross.
  • commented 2015-08-29 23:38:21 +1000 · Flag
    And we wonder why the sharks are hungry??? Super trawling.. Omg.. wrong.. put a stop to commercial fishing all together! !!
  • commented 2015-08-28 20:56:45 +1000 · Flag
    Wrong on so many levels. Rapping the oceans for greed. The discriminate killing of many breeds not for the dinner table. . Food taken out of the mouths of Australians and sold overseas
  • commented 2015-08-28 18:57:34 +1000 · Flag
    This is so wrong, this super trawler has all ready proven that if it fishes at night the dolphins will die
  • commented 2015-08-27 18:15:59 +1000 · Flag
    this is very wrong, you are plundering our oceans and depleting fish stocks all along the food chain. You might not care about the future but i do. I have grandchildren that i would like to see grow up with respect for the world they live in.
    Money might talk volumes at different times but when we are hungry and there is nothing left its going to be very hard to chew it and guarenteed you wont be able to swallow it.
    WAKE UP and look around. This is just to much !!!!
  • commented 2015-08-26 15:51:03 +1000
    OK so money talks. Have we ever stopped to think what will happen to earth the ocean and all the living things in it.. Have we ever thought maybe all the sharks that are coming close to shores and having a taste of humans are having to look for other food sources. If everyone started only catching what they personally can eat the world would be a better place. (We don’t need to be greedy)
  • commented 2015-08-26 09:04:06 +1000
    This is environmental madness, we will be leaving our grandchildren a sick planet earth. No balance on the lands or the oceans because of mans greed. I agree with what is written below. Makes me sick to the gut. Bad enough the bi catch from normal trawlers.
  • commented 2015-08-25 15:51:14 +1000
    Look at Greece!! This is what destroyed their economy, now the majority of the country are refugees! Imagine that, living in one of the worlds most perfect places. To having to flee to another country with your family, now fighting to survive!
  • commented 2015-07-21 19:05:16 +1000
    Everybody says they want to see the back of this government yet when push comes to shove alot of people follow the media circus and do not think for them selves about the damage we are facing from our present government policies.
    I personally feel that the Greens need more power to create policies that support our country environmentally.If people have courage and vote for them who ever becomes the main party will not have card blanch to do what ever
  • commented 2015-07-13 23:17:05 +1000
    What she said:
    Linda Mathew commented 2015-07-10 17:17:46 +1000 · Flag
    Didn’t we get over 100,000 signatures asking the government to never allow this sea raper here? Typical they didn’t listen and are all about short term gain, no thought for the planets future. I can hardly wait to we see the back of this government, surely the worst in history.
  • commented 2015-07-13 20:55:06 +1000
    Catching fish on the scale that this ship does damages the balance of nature. Its no wonder the number of shark attacks has increased. What price a human life?
  • commented 2015-07-13 08:31:30 +1000 · Flag
    stop the madness…this ship is a disaster and simply cannot be allowed to fish here!
  • commented 2015-07-13 07:09:57 +1000
    After my last letter my Senator’s factotum responded, saying that the Senator was concerned about the “recent single dolphin fatality”. I figure nine dolphins in 3 months is a recent enough statistic, but their “recent” doesn’t stretch that far back. If their foresight is as lousy as their hindsight (or if they think it is amusing to treat us like fools) I guess it’s time to do a bit of shouting.
  • commented 2015-07-12 15:52:43 +1000
    Your greed and its damage is irreversible. Research what the degree of damage is before sending these monster boats out to strip the ocean
  • commented 2015-07-12 13:18:25 +1000
    @jeune Brooks

    Same, Jeune. Party-approved, meaningless rhetoric is all you get. It seems no LNP parliamentarian or senator is allowed to have an original thought or opinion, or even allowed to reply with a genuine response to a member of their electorate.
  • commented 2015-07-12 13:08:38 +1000
    I would love to send a message to my local rep on this subject but last time I did that, he just sent back a page full of LNP drivel. They are ruining this country and we have every reason to kick them out next time. Like Newman, let them be a one term government.
  • commented 2015-07-12 09:56:32 +1000 · Flag
    Oh I forgot. They are only catching the bait fish to feed the southern bluefin tuna in captivity in Port Lincoln.
  • commented 2015-07-11 22:24:48 +1000 · Flag
    Maybe not extinct but certainly society as we know it will have collapsed.
  • commented 2015-07-11 17:15:32 +1000
    I have done many estimations on how long we have as a species over the decades and as of this year I believe that we will be extinct before the twenty seventies are done.
    Not hard to do this when you can add up with simple math, but the issue itself is a very complex one where the issue of fishing practices, although not the only reason for our soon to be demise, is a large part of the why question.
    This kind of indiscriminate fishing around our world has created dead zones where nothing lives and these are increasing. The food chain in some areas is changing, for example the Gulf of California used to have sharks as the top of the food chain, now it’s squid. The South China sea is now filled with jelly fish.
    We as a species need to learn from our mistakes, or our children will not know what it is to experience old age and I doubt very much if they will think kindly of us for that privilege.
  • commented 2015-07-11 12:04:46 +1000
    Well Paul, I did – I’d never voted Liberal or CP since I was 21 and first allowed to vote and I gave up on Labor over the Tampa outrage.
  • commented 2015-07-11 11:52:24 +1000
    It should come as no surprise…..STOP VOTING FOR THE TWO MAJOR PARTIES IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT
  • commented 2015-07-11 10:47:36 +1000
    Seabirds are in trouble because there are now fewer large predator species to drive the smaller baitfish to the surface and because they are caught on long lines and in trawls. The larger fish were food for sharks which now seem to be coming closer inshore in search of food. The “small pelagic fishery” will further reduce these food species. and most of the catch will go into pellets to feed farmed fish – farmed because wild species are in strife. Thanks to “managed fisheries” krill is in serious trouble as are: orange roughy, gemfish, mullet, barracouta, cobbler, whiting, flathead, snapper, shark, blue manna crabs, tooth fish and so on and so on – and we won’t mention the unlearned lessons from cod and herring in the northern hemisphere. As we destroy one “favoured” species (snapper for example) so the corporates start a marketing campaign for the next one – gem fish was a prime example of this – until it was gone, then they moved onto orange roughy, and so it goes.
  • commented 2015-07-11 05:20:43 +1000
    I think it’s time we all realised that what we have misunderstood all along is, Politicians do not care about ‘Governing’; they are in it for themselves and what they can get out of it. Right now, everywhere we focus our gaze we can see gross misrepresentation and mismanagement of the peoples wishes and the sustainability of humans and our environment, as these politicians sell us out for themselves. Fishing, mining, logging, alternative energy, health care, education, pensions for the real workers, social welfare, mental health, affordable housing. What have I left out?
  • commented 2015-07-10 23:35:36 +1000 · Flag
    More secrecy and less accountability from our increasingly autocratic government!
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  • commented 2015-07-10 20:03:38 +1000 · Flag
    Stop this trawler before it does even more damage.
  • commented 2015-07-10 18:47:32 +1000
    I’m really getting sick of the so called fisheries/authorities telling us they know what they are doing. I ask here, just one question (because they refuse to ask in on Radio ABC!!) …. If your so smart with fish management & know what your doing! more to the point. How did you destroy a multi million $ fishery the orange roughy in not much more than 5 bloody yrs!!!!!. I can tell you now & on record. once they decimate our fish stocks (believe me they will, its the fisheries version of clear felling every hill) they will just fu@koff, & say nah we left heaps (ACMA wont argue)…. dont expect governments to say diddly shit, because they wont.
  • commented 2015-07-10 18:30:05 +1000 · Flag
    Just so deceptive
  • commented 2015-07-10 18:28:22 +1000 · Flag
    Not very patriotic behaviour to do this to your country
  • commented 2015-07-10 18:04:22 +1000 · Flag
    What will the LNP do when there is nothing left to exploit??