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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National Recreational Fishing Group Fails to Represent Fishers

Media Statement 

Tasmanian fishing groups and national Stop the Trawler Alliance groups are disappointed that Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation has backed down and is negotiating with owners of the super trawler Geelong Star. They have reaffirmed their commitment to fight the Geelong Star and large freezer factory trawlers operating in Australian waters.

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