In 2012, conservation and fishing groups began working together to stop the world’s second largest super trawler, the FV Margiris, from threatening Australian fisheries and unique marine life.
Over 96,000 people from all walks of life united behind this campaign – you signed petitions, joined rallies, and sent messages to Members of Parliament – and in turn we achieved a two year ban on super trawlers in Australian waters!
That ban ends in November 2014. We need your help to make this ban permanent and create a sustainable fishing future based on healthy oceans, not high risk super trawlers. Currently, we are seeking donations to continue this campaign and plan future events and information for you. Use this site to donate and keep up with our events.
*seven news states that this victory is due to efforts by "green groups" but we know that there was significant support from people from all walks of life including commercial and recreational fishers, tourism operators, the guy at the milk bar, divers and boaties