Bill in Parliament to stop the super trawler

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.

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Ad backfires on Super Trawler

Media Release: Seafish Reveals 7-yr Calculated Plan To Bring Super trawler Down Under

A last minute advertising blitz by Seafish Tasmania to try and salvage its super trawler plans ahead of Federal Cabinet meeting to decide its fate today has backfired as it has revealed a calculated seven-year plan to bring the ship down under.

In advertising run in The Australian today targeting MPs in Canberra, Seafish revealed its planning to bring the super trawler Margiris to Australia started straight after the last attempt to bring a factory fishing boat to Australia was dumped.

Rebecca Hubbard, Marine Coordinator at Environment Tasmania said the advertising has backfired on Seafish and further entrenched community opposition to its plans.

“Seafish has revealed that it has been working on bringing a super trawler into Australia for seven years, yet the first the public heard about it was 3 months ago.

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