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n 2012, the world’s second largest super trawler, the Margiris, was proposed to be brought into Australian waters. This catalysed huge opposition from across the country and the world. Conservation, recreational fishing and tourism groups worked together to form an alliance, and worked with thousands of community members to win a temporary two-year ban on large freezer trawlers. That ban was replaced by a legislated ban on super trawlers over 130m long, leaving Australian waters wide open to shorter, equally destructive factory freezer trawlers.
While conservation groups and recreational fishing groups dont always agree on individual issues, we both seek to ensure a healthy marine environment. The following groups are united in the campaign to stop super trawlers. If your group would like to join the alliance, contact us. (sourced from website 6/11/2021)