LIVE: Greenpeace activists are now confronting the world’s second largest factory fishing trawler, the FV Margiris, as it arrives in Australia.
The activists are calling on the Australian Government to refuse to grant a fishing license to the FV Margiris and introduce a policy to ban all super trawlers from Australian waters.
Super trawlers use an indiscriminate fishing method which can decimate fish stocks and kill turtles, dolphins, seals and other marine animals. Their super-size allows them to literally vacuum up entire schools of fish. You could fly a Jumbo Jet through the opening of its net with room to spare.
And there’s a New Zealand connection. It has been revealed that two New Zealanders have a controlling interest in the ship.
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