When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Venue - Campbelltown Hall
Time - 1pm
Date - Sunday   2nd September 2012

Hi Mike,
On behalf the organisers of the above venue, we would sincerely like to apologise for this forum taking place on Father’s day.
We realise this is a special family day but hope your readers would understand that with the FV Margiris due  in Devonport anytime now, we need to get answers from those responsible  ASAP as time is fast running out in regards to the approval process for this vessel.
For us, (because it is Fathers day) we expect that attending numbers will be significantly lower than they normally would, but that said, we hope that this issue is important enough for many people to still decide to come along and support Tasmanian recreational fishers efforts to stop this boat.
We invite your readership to please watch this space in regards to our proposed forum as we wait on the replies from those that have been invited to speak.
If anything changes in regards to the organisation or even cancellation of this event we will let you know as soon as possible.
We thank you for your support.
Kind Regards,
Todd Lambert

Greens Table Petition
Strong Community Support For Sustainable Fishing

Kim Booth MP
Greens Primary Industries Spokesperson

Tuesday, 21 August 2012
mps.tas.
greens.org.au

The Tasmanian Greens today tabled the  first in a batch of petitions in State Parliament, containing signatures from 3364 Tasmanians opposed to the super trawler FV Margiris fishing in Australian waters.
 

Greens Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP thanked everyone who took the time to add their voice, and called on the Labor and Liberal parties to heed the message.

The Australian 16/8/2012

  • ENVIRONMENT Minister Tony Burke is considering a dramatic intervention to suspend approvals for the first super-trawler to operate in Australian waters, while a review of its effects is carried out.

Mr Burke is concerned about the impact the 9500-tonne Dutch-registered ship, Margiris, will have on fish stocks. He is also reportedly alarmed at the speed with which the Australian Fishing Management Authority has rejected his concerns.

MARGIRIS PLANNING TO GIVE TASMANIA A WIDE BERTH?

Kim Booth MP
Greens Primary Industries Spokesperson

Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Tasmanian Greens today called on SeaFish Tasmania to confirm claims that the FV Margiris would not be docking in the Mersey River at Devonport.

Greens Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth said his office had received reliable advice that crew members for the super trawler would be ferried out to sea to board the ship.

Dear Sid Sidebottom

Dear Sid,
I Urge you along with other Federal House of Parliament Members  to listen to the ABC Interview on the Super trawler debate.

There are some extremely important points made here especially on the European Union Subsidies available to the Trawler.

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2012/08/bbg_20120812_0805.mp3

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/2012-08-12/4185150

Some very important points are that Seafish Tasmania is setting up a new company “Seafish Tasmania Pelagics” and that is a joint venture with the Dutch owned Company that owns the Super Trawler. (Most of it)