Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Whaling and Antarctica, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the unveiling of a toy icebreaker model by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Environment Minister Greg Hunt in Hobart today.
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed $23.9 million to better understand marine species and their habitats whilst aiming to lower human-shark encounters, saying ‘any funding that will strengthen the protection of Australian swimmers and surfers whilst increasing understanding of our oceans is welcome’.
The Greens Spokesperson for Whaling, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should immediately call in the Japanese Ambassador for an explanation in regards to Japan turning their back on the remit of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over whaling.
Over 100 dive and snorkel businesses have banded together to raise their concerns about the Government’s wind back of marine sanctuaries that could come from a review of Australia’s network of marine parks and sanctuaries.
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has said recently released figures showing the amount of by-catch killed in Queensland nets and drumlines shows why Western Australian’s rejected drumlines along their coasts last year.
The Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said, “Today’s release of the Senate report into salmon farming in Tasmania is part of ongoing scrutiny by the Greens and other stakeholders. This scrutiny will continue until the Tasmanian Government properly regulates the salmon industry, the environmental monitoring is transparent and the science, especially in relation to Macquarie Harbour, is better understood.
Australia has unique and internationally renowned marine and coastal environments and the Australian Greens are committed to ensuring they’re protected for future generations. Our marine assets are the backbone of our tourism and sustainable fishing industries and are iconic to the way of life of millions of Australians.
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