Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the belated announcement by the Environment Minister that a review of the Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan has been completed.
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, has today called on Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Senator Richard Colbeck, to immediately close the Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) and investigate serious insider allegations of pecuniary conflict within AFMA's key research and scientific committee.
Today the Senate passed a resolution put forward by Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson calling on the Federal Government to better protect marine mammals in light of the eight dolphin deaths that resulted from the operations of the super trawler Geelong Star.
The Greens Senator for Fisheries, Senator Whish-Wilson, is calling on Environment Minister Greg Hunt to say whether he agrees that the latest change to the Geelong Star’s management plan will prevent dolphin deaths.
It has been reported today in the Geelong Advertiser that the Liberal MP for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson has written to the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Senator Richard Colbeck calling on him to ban the factory-freezer vessel Geelong Star.
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.
Authorised by D. Lawson, Australian Greens, Parliament House, Canberra 2600