Australia’s Supertrawler Ban is Flawed, Say Environmental and Fishing Groups
Mega fish trawler. Photo source: © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes
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…