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Senator Whish-Wilson, also on behalf of Senator Thorp, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1285—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the uncertainty about the environmental impacts of the operation of large mid-water trawl freezer vessels in the Small Pelagic Fishery, and

  (ii) a temporary ban on this new method of fishing is in place along with funding to perform further scientific research; and

 (b) commits to supporting the completion of this scientific research, its funding, and the associated temporary ban.

Statement by leave: Senator Whish-Wilson, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: Senator Colbeck, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.