An open letter to Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig
I believe that the proposed operation of the super trawler in Tasmania is not appropriate. I understand it is certain that seals and dolphins (up to 10 per day) and turtles will be killed as "bycatch". This is completely unacceptable.
I also understand that the sheer volume of fish it could and would catch will seriously deplete Tasmania's fish stocks and impact both recreational and existing smaller-scale local professional fishermen.
I ask that this Super Trawler be banned from operating in Australian waters.
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