Australia’s Supertrawler Ban is Flawed, Say Environmental and Fishing Groups

Australia’s Supertrawler Ban is Flawed, Say Environmental and Fishing Groups

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Mega fish trawler. Photo source: © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes

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The parliamentary secretary for agriculture, Richard Colbeck, released a statement on Christmas Eve saying supertrawlers would be permanently banned from Australian waters.

The ban defined a supertrawler as a vessel longer than 130 metros, thus making the ban inadequate because dependent on vessel length only, and not industrial fishing capacity…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia, Greenpeace (Uploaded 09-12-2012)

Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing, IPS News (10-08-2012)

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