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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby Brereton Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:03 am

No one else cares about this? What was the point of protesting about the Margris if we're just going to let this slightly smaller ship come in and do exactly the same anyway?

The pathetically weak political minds of the recreational shooting and fishing public has resulted in so many freedoms been lost. Fishing is the only one left which has some politicians attention but that is slowly going down.

There has been a renaissance in the hunting in the last 10 years which has even had people voting for its issues. There has been a few seats gone to the shooting and fishing party lately. But there are to many little groups representing the same course. e.g. Country Alliance. Shooters Party. Fishing and 4wd drive. Australia first.

For the sake of all of our children and there children vote Shooting and Fishing Party. If 50% of shooters and fishos voted for Shooting and Fishing Party then we would have balance of power every year for ever.

Come on guys vote Shooting and Fishing Party and they will protect our fishing.


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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby Jeff67 Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:48 am

http://www.stopthetrawler.net

Looks like there's more lined up waiting to come.!!!


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Postby snapp Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:00 pm

No one else cares about this? What was the point of protesting about the Margris if we're just going to let this slightly smaller ship come in and do exactly the same anyway?

The pathetically weak political minds of the recreational shooting and fishing public has resulted in so many freedoms been lost. Fishing is the only one left which has some politicians attention but that is slowly going down.

There has been a renaissance in the hunting in the last 10 years which has even had people voting for its issues. There has been a few seats gone to the shooting and fishing party lately. But there are to many little groups representing the same course. e.g. Country Alliance. Shooters Party. Fishing and 4wd drive. Australia first.

For the sake of all of our children and there children vote Shooting and Fishing Party. If 50% of shooters and fishos voted for Shooting and Fishing Party then we would have balance of power every year for ever.

Come on guys vote Shooting and Fishing Party and they will protect our fishing.
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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby vrecfisho Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56 pm

It was always going to be as inevitable as night following day that Seafish Tasmania would mount a rear guard action to resurrect their super trawler ambitions and I am not surprised by these developments. My understanding of the action that was taken by the previous labour administration was to suspend any consideration of the original proposal until a full impact study had been carried out on stock depletion, by-catch mortality and any other environmental factors that would preclude this activity from being carried out. So my question is, have the various bodies that serve our interests reviewed these studies and what have they concluded? there is an article on the fishing world web site that provides some information on the Geelong Star. This trawler was originally called the Kirk Kirk registered in Germany. It was subsequently renamed to the Geelong Star on the 4th Feb 2015, no need to ask why..... If you go to the website fleetmon.com/en/vessels and search for the vessel name Geelong Star there are two entries. The first ship is called a fishing trawler and measures in at 154 metres which is in excess of the 130 metre limit that has been imposed on this type of trawler. The second ship called a fishing vessel looks uncannily like the bigger version in fact they look identical however this second boat measures in at 90 metres..... I have sent a couple of emails to Mr Colbeck asking him if he could clear this up and I am waiting to hear back from him. If you check out these two photos you will note that the Trawler is well worn and showing normal signs of rust etc however the second picture of the "fishing vessel" shows what looks like the same boat but all spruced up new paint job etc. interestingly both boats are named as Geelong Star... I can hear the rumblings of the conspiracy theorists, what if there are two boats, both look the same and at some stage during the fishing season one is substituted for the other.... On the other hand if there is only one boat then the correct length needs to be established seeing as this is an important exclusion criteria. The next important point is the new quota. This has been reduced by 1500 tonnes to 16,566 tonnes. How was this figure determined? In the context of the original proposal it is a modest reduction and does little to reassure me that this quota is sustainable. It really bugs me that we have to do all the hard yards to achieve a fair and equitable outcome that will preserve the status quo. Sustainability is not negotiable, and we need to ensure that our message is heard loud and clear. At the very least the plan should include modest trials that are monitored for at least a couple of years to measure impacts, depletion rates etc. I just don't understand why we have to rush these proposals.


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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby mrfisho Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:02 pm

Here is the latest ABC Landline report on the Super Trawler ..

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landli ... gA#playing


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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby mrfisho Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:11 am

The Age a couple days ago

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/su ... 3k3bd.html

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Postby Wharfrat Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:01 am

The Age a couple days ago

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/su ... 3k3bd.html

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I was looking for that article yesterday. It might be a time to contact the environment minister and ask who's pulling his stings.
Better yet might be well worth contacting Greens MP Adam Bandt he seems to be one who will hold both major parties to account.


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Re: Super Trawlers

Postby Jeff67 Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:51 am

It’s happening again. Senator Colbeck is welcoming a huge freezer factory trawler from Europe to fish in the Australian small pelagic fishery, despite ongoing concerns about the threats this poses to our unique marine life, fisheries and local fishing. We need your help to stop this again, and we only have weeks.

Senator Colbeck has failed to implement the Expert Panel's recommendations on how to minimise the risks, started a Trojan Horse ban on super trawlers over 130m long (even though only a handful exist) and ignored your concerns about bringing these global factory trawlers into Australian waters.

It's time to bypass Senator Colbeck and get the Australian Government to start listening!

In 2012 we all worked together to stop the super trawler Margiris, and we can do it again.

Click here to use this easy online email form to ask your Local MP and Senators to start listening and stop the Geelong Star and ALL large freezer factory trawlers before it's too late!

The Geelong Star is managed by the same company who owns the super trawler Margiris. Previously named the Dirk Dirk, this factory trawler has been flagged to Australia and renamed after its soon-to-be new home port, Geelong Victoria. And it's already ruffling feathers! We’ve got Victorian community groups joining the Stop the Trawler Alliance so they can help stop this new factory trawler from wiping out their local waters (and all those from the QLD border around to WA).

Help send a strong message to your Member of Parliament and Senators that these large freezer factory trawlers are not wanted! Email them today

The Small Pelagic Fishery season opens on 1 May and the Geelong Star has left its European port already. So it will be here in a matter of weeks.

Please help to protect our local fisheries, fishing and unique marine life from this threat and make sure that the Abbott Government knows Senator Colbeck’s welcoming party stands to further isolate the Government from their constituents.

Let’s turn this boat around!

Thanks so much for all that you do,

Bec, Erika and the Stop the Trawler Crew.



p.s. It is critical that Local MPs and Senators get thousands of emails if we are to convince the Government to overturn Senator Colbecks super trawler welcome. Please send your email today – it will only take 2 minutes.


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