Factory Trawler Cries Poor at Dolphin Protection Measures

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The Small Pelagic Fishery Industry Association has started crying poor about management measures to protect dolphins and seals from being killed in their enormous nets, after saying they would happily play by the rules. The Stop the Trawler Alliance is concerned that the factory trawler operators are now going to push for their economic interest to be put ahead of the interests of our environment. 

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Government Shoots Super Trawler Messenger

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Fishers and conservationists from the Stop the Trawler Alliance are outraged that the Government has abolished the advisory committee responsible for reviewing the quota and management of the Small Pelagic Fishery in which the controversial factory freezer trawler Geelong Star is operating. It was revealed by the conservation and recreational fishing representatives of the AFMA managed Small Pelagic Fishery Resource Advisory Group has been shut down, with no obvious replacement prepared.

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