Sydney 13th September, 2012: Greenpeace today welcomed the passage through the House of Representatives of the Bill that will stop the super trawler, Abel Tasman, from plundering our waters.
Greenpeace acknowledged the Government, the Greens, the Independents - Rob Oakeshot, Andrew Wilkie, Bob Katter and Craig Thompson - and in particular, Melissa Parke MP, who championed this issue in the Labor caucus.
Greenpeace will continue to work internationally to prevent over-fishing and target over-sized, over-subsidised fishing vessels.
For comment, please call:
Greenpeace Head of Program, Ben Pearson: 0424 575 111