The latest news is that a second Liberal Member of Parliament has publicly demanded a ban on all Super Trawlers!
Image: Bob Baldwin, who has come out for a Super Trawler ban, chatting to our new PM Malcolm Turnbull. Let's jump on this chance to boot the monster boats!
Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, has joined Corangamite’s Sarah Henderson and demanded that we boot out the monster boats.
This is a big deal. It was Abbott and Colebeck that opened the door to foreign Super Trawlers. But now the tides have turned. With a new Prime Minister and a federal election looming, we have a unique opportunity to get rid of the monster trawlers for good. This is our chance to end the dolphin deaths and plundering of local fish stock.
Can you chip in a few dollars a month to kick destructive Super Trawlers out of Australia?
Monday 19 October 2015 Conservation and recreational fishing groups are extremely concerned by the new AFMA arrangements to consult stakeholders on the Small Pelagic Fishery. This fishery is the target of the massive factory trawler Geelong Star and an issue of great public outrage.
“The Small Pelagic Fishery is now the only major federal government-managed fishery which does not have its own Resource Assessment Group, despite the huge level of public concern around it’s operations and impacts. AFMA have systematically reduced meaningful stakeholder engagement in this fishery. Recreational fishers and conservationists are being increasingly sidelined from fisheries management processes,” said Jon Bryan from the Tasmanian Conservation Trust and former conservation representative on the Small Pelagic Fishery Resource Assessment Group.
You won’t believe it. The Abbott Government is about to approve the slaughter of more dolphins by the foreign factory trawler Geelong Star. Send an urgent email here to the Environment and Fisheries Ministers and make sure they don’t approve more dolphin deaths.
Dolphins are known to feed at night, and after the Geelong Star killed nine dolphins in its first two fishing trips, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority banned it from night fishing. But now, the operators of the Geelong Star are crying poor and lobbying to lift the night fishing ban, even though they don’t have a proven way to stop dolphins and seals dying.
Listen to Premier Will Hodgman on Heart 107.3 Thursday 20th Ausgust 2015 either via this link:
or in this web page below.
Will get back to you asap,
The first of the "Politics in the pub" meetings was held in Launceston last night in front of a modest crowd of around 25 people. The Stop the Trawler Alliance is made up of representatives from recreational fishers and environment groups,... United as one on this issue.
Be aware the threat is still very real that Super Trawlers could yet be granted permission to fish in Australian waters.
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