Emagazine.com : A 465-foot vessel has been banned from fishing in Australian waters due to concerns about its impact on the ecosystem....
The controversial FV Abel Tasman super trawler, poised to start fishing this month, will now be banned from fishing in Australian waters for up to two years while further scientific assessments of its environmental impact are carried out. The 465-foot vessel, operated by Seafish Tasmania, can pull enormous nets capable of encircling 13 jumbo jets.
“These ships literally vacuum up entire schools of fish,” said Greenpeace oceans campaigner Nathaniel Pelle. “Wherever these super trawlers go, they leave devastated fisheries in their wake.”
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