Expert Panel Announced

Minister Tony Burke has announced the expert panel to review the environmental impacts of the super trawler.

We welcome the announcement of this panel and the Terms of Reference that have been set for the panel.

We expect that the "Transhipment" application from Seafish to use the super trawler as a mother ship which smaller trawlers feed their catch to, will be refused, based on the fact that this activity could result in at least as big an environmental impact as using the super trawler directly to trawl, and particularly considering that this expert review is now underway.

The Stop the Trawler Alliance will seek more information on the panel and the review process, and keep everyone updated.


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