MEDIA RELEASE - 18 March 2015
Independent, Labor and Greens Federal politicians have accepted 75,000 petitioners’ names calling for a permanent ban on large freezer factory trawlers on behalf of Federal Parliament. Two Victorian groups have also joined the Stop the Trawler Alliance vowing to stop a new factory freezer trawler, the Dirk Dirk (aka Geelong Star), from birthing in Geelong.
Media Release - 19 February 2015
It's astounding. The similarities are amazing. A huge freezer factory trawler is once again being encouraged to come all the way from Europe to fish in the Australian small pelagic fishery, despite ongoing public opposition to the industrialisation of our fisheries and the threats this poses to our protected marine life.