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Whish-Wilson calls on Ludwig for super trawler answers



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Peter Whish-Wilson

Australian Senate Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

media release

Monday뀀ഀȠ16뀀ഀȠJuly뀀ഀȠ2012뀀ഀȠ

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Whish-Wilson뀀ഀȠcalls뀀ഀȠon뀀ഀȠLudwig뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠSuper뀀ഀȠTrawler뀀ഀȠanswers뀀ഀȠ

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Allowing뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠsuper뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠoperate뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠwaters뀀ഀȠwithout뀀ഀȠaddressing뀀ഀȠall뀀ഀȠrisks뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠour뀀ഀȠsmall뀀ഀȠ

pelagic뀀ഀȠfisheries뀀ഀȠis뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠdisaster뀀ഀȠwaiting뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠhappen뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠfish뀀ഀȠstocks뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠlocal뀀ഀȠindustries,뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠGreens뀀ഀȠ

Senator,뀀ഀȠPeter뀀ഀȠWhish-Wilson뀀ഀȠsaid뀀ഀȠtoday.뀀ഀȠ뀀ഀȠ

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“I뀀ഀȠhave뀀ഀȠbeen뀀ഀȠconsulting뀀ഀȠwith뀀ഀȠmany뀀ഀȠstakeholders뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠsuper뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠdebate,뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠmessage뀀ഀȠis뀀ഀȠ

clear:뀀ഀȠwithout뀀ഀȠanswers,뀀ഀȠwe뀀ഀȠcannot뀀ഀȠallow뀀ഀȠthis뀀ഀȠsuper뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠinto뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠwaters.뀀ഀȠ

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“With뀀ഀȠso뀀ഀȠmany뀀ഀȠunanswered뀀ഀȠquestions,뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠrisks뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠletting뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠsuper뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠoperate뀀ഀȠunder뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠ

current뀀ഀȠAFMA뀀ഀȠquota뀀ഀȠsystem뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠlicensing뀀ഀȠarrangements뀀ഀȠare뀀ഀȠtotally뀀ഀȠunacceptable.뀀ഀȠ

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“The뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠshould뀀ഀȠnot뀀ഀȠbe뀀ഀȠgranted뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠlicense뀀ഀȠby뀀ഀȠAFMA뀀ഀȠuntil뀀ഀȠkey뀀ഀȠrisks뀀ഀȠare뀀ഀȠfirst뀀ഀȠaddressed,뀀ഀȠespecially뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠ

scientific뀀ഀȠstudy뀀ഀȠon뀀ഀȠhow뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠbest뀀ഀȠmanage뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠsmall뀀ഀȠpelagic뀀ഀȠfishery뀀ഀȠacross뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠEastern뀀ഀȠSeaboard뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠ

avoid뀀ഀȠlocal뀀ഀȠfish뀀ഀȠdepletion뀀ഀȠissues.뀀ഀȠ

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“Allowing뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠtrawler뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠoperate뀀ഀȠwithout뀀ഀȠthis뀀ഀȠstudy뀀ഀȠis뀀ഀȠsimply뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠroll뀀ഀȠof뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠdice,뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠis뀀ഀȠunacceptable뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠ

many뀀ഀȠTasmanians,뀀ഀȠincluding뀀ഀȠlocal뀀ഀȠfisherman뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠtourism뀀ഀȠoperators뀀ഀȠwho뀀ഀȠrely뀀ഀȠon뀀ഀȠhealthy뀀ഀȠseas뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠ

ecosystems.뀀ഀȠ

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“How뀀ഀȠcan뀀ഀȠyou뀀ഀȠput뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠplace뀀ഀȠan뀀ഀȠeffective뀀ഀȠecological뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠeconomically뀀ഀȠefficient뀀ഀȠspatial뀀ഀȠfisheries뀀ഀȠ

management뀀ഀȠplan뀀ഀȠwithout뀀ഀȠhaving뀀ഀȠcollected뀀ഀȠadequate뀀ഀȠscientific뀀ഀȠfisheries뀀ഀȠdata뀀ഀȠover뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠpast뀀ഀȠ10뀀ഀȠyears?뀀ഀȠ

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“Stakeholders뀀ഀȠhave뀀ഀȠbeen뀀ഀȠasking뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠthis뀀ഀȠplan뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠmonths,뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠthey뀀ഀȠwant뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠknow뀀ഀȠwhy뀀ഀȠAFMA뀀ഀȠstill뀀ഀȠhave뀀ഀȠ

nothing뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠshow.뀀ഀȠWe뀀ഀȠdon’t뀀ഀȠeven뀀ഀȠknow뀀ഀȠwho뀀ഀȠwill뀀ഀȠadminister,뀀ഀȠenforce뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠpay뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠsuch뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠplan.뀀ഀȠ

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“I뀀ഀȠhave뀀ഀȠsubmitted뀀ഀȠmore뀀ഀȠquestions뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠMinister뀀ഀȠLudwig뀀ഀȠbecause뀀ഀȠTasmania뀀ഀȠwants뀀ഀȠdetailed뀀ഀȠinformation뀀ഀȠ

surrounding뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠpotential뀀ഀȠoperation뀀ഀȠof뀀ഀȠthis뀀ഀȠcontroversial뀀ഀȠvessel뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠwaters.뀀ഀȠ

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“It’s뀀ഀȠworth뀀ഀȠkeeping뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠmind뀀ഀȠthat뀀ഀȠover뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠhistory뀀ഀȠof뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠfisheries뀀ഀȠmanagement,뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠbest뀀ഀȠ

science뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠintentions뀀ഀȠhasn’t뀀ഀȠstopped뀀ഀȠmany뀀ഀȠfisheries뀀ഀȠfrom뀀ഀȠgoing뀀ഀȠinto뀀ഀȠdecline,뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠeven뀀ഀȠcollapse.뀀ഀȠThis뀀ഀȠ

time뀀ഀȠwe뀀ഀȠmust뀀ഀȠget뀀ഀȠit뀀ഀȠright.뀀ഀȠ

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“We뀀ഀȠneed뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠexercise뀀ഀȠextreme뀀ഀȠcaution뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠhow뀀ഀȠwe뀀ഀȠapproach뀀ഀȠwhat뀀ഀȠis뀀ഀȠlikely뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠbe뀀ഀȠa뀀ഀȠsignificant뀀ഀȠturning뀀ഀȠ

point뀀ഀȠin뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠmanagement뀀ഀȠof뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠAustralian뀀ഀȠsmall뀀ഀȠpelagic뀀ഀȠfisheries”.뀀ഀȠ

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뀀ഀȠAttached:뀀ഀȠSenate뀀ഀȠQuestions뀀ഀȠon뀀ഀȠNotice뀀ഀȠto뀀ഀȠthe뀀ഀȠMinister뀀ഀȠfor뀀ഀȠAgriculture,뀀ഀȠFisheries뀀ഀȠand뀀ഀȠForestry.뀀ഀȠ

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