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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Recreational Fishers And Conservationists Demonstrate Together To Stop Latest Super Trawler Proposal


Members of recreational fishing and conservation groups met today in Hobart to show that they will not back down from their request to the Federal Government to stop the latest factory freezer trawler Dirk Dirk (aka Geelong Star) from fishing in Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is running a stakeholder consultation forum in an attempt to allay concerns about the introduction of super trawlers into this fishery.

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