We’ve certainly got their attention. We have Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Labor Senator Joe Ludwig, and Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson all talking about protecting Australia’s fisheries and marine life from super trawlers. But no one has done it yet, so let’s turn up the volume…
3 weeks ago – Prime Minister Tony Abbott answered a question about the super trawler in Parliament “it was banned; it will stay banned”…
2 days later – Liberal Senator Eric Abetz avoided answering a question from Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson as to whether the Government intended to legislate a permanent ban…
In 2 days – Parliament will debate a Bill that Labor Senator Joseph Ludwig introduced under the banner of restoring tough laws on super trawlers, but this Bill merely delays decision-making on a permanent ban further…
We have them listening. Now we need to turn up the volume. Can you help?
1. Click here – to send a message to your local Representatives in the Australian Government, and tell them to permanently ban super trawlers in Australian waters
2. Share this photo on facebook and encourage friends and family to email their MPs too (right click, save, then upload to a status update)
Seafish is so committed to bringing super trawlers into Australian waters that after losing their court case against the temporary two year ban, they are challenging the decision in the Federal Court. Nothing short of a permanent ban on ALL super trawlers will ensure that the future of our fisheries, our unique marine life and our fishing will be safe from the decimation that these industrial factory trawlers bring.
We hope you can help us turn up the volume with more emails to Federal Politicians, because it’s working!
Thanks for all you do,
Bec, Erika and the Stop the Trawler crew
Ps. Tony Abbott said the super trawler ban will remain, but he hasn’t made the necessary law to do it. Please help us turn up the volume on Tony and the Australian Government. Use our easy ‘Email Your MP’ tool here, and tell them to ban super trawlers forever.