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No more excuses. Time for the Geelong Star to go.

Media Release
Peter Whish-Wilson 17 Feb 2016

With the Geelong Star catching more seals and now also an endangered whale shark, Greens Fisheries spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is calling for the Fisheries and Environment Ministers to intervene and send the factory-freezer vessel home.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Geelong Star is seemingly trying to collect the whole set of endangered or protected species in its giant net: first dolphins, then seals, then albatrosses and now a whale shark.

“The vessel is not just doing damage to the environment, it is fast shredding the reputation of the entire fishing industry and the reputation of the regulator, AFMA.

“It’s time for Minister Hunt and Minister Rushton to intervene. There is clearly no excuse this government won’t accept from the Geelong Star about the path of destruction it is leaving in its wake.

“Enough is enough. It’s time for the Liberals to send the Geelong Star home,” he concluded.


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