supertrawler

9th July 2012

A thing to change:

One of the world’s biggest fishing trawlers has plans to be based in Tasmania. With a history of over-exploiting fish stocks, the Supertrawler wants to trawl for small fish – including some of the most critical species in our marine ecosystem. Ask the Australian government not to allow this:

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/stop-giant-fishing-trawler-in-tasmania

12 Sept 2012

A good thing:

The controversial FV Abel Tasman super trawler will be banned from fishing in Australian waters for up to two years while further scientific assessments of its environmental impact are carried out.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/super-trawler-banned-from-fishing-in-australian-waters-20120911-25po8.html#ixzz26Bu6Yvdk