The federal government has announced a legislative amendment to the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act in order to halt super trawlers fishing in Australian waters until further science and consultation is conducted. They will also conduct a review of fisheries management law.
An amended version of the Bill has been passed through the lower house of Parliament. We hope that it will now be passed swiftly through the Senate.
Step out in support of No Super Trawlers this Saturday and help send a clear message to the Australian Parliament that we require sound, contemporary science applied to our fisheries management in Australia. We do want fishing for generations to come, and we don’t want added threats to our protected species.
Now is the time to remain united and vigilant for sustainable fisheries in Australia.
If you can't make it to the rally in Hobart, please take further action to stop the trawler here.