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    Conservation groups welcome steps towards protecting Australia’s World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island 

    Thurs 23 Feb 2023 An alliance of 27 leading environment groups has welcomed the Albanese Government’s announcement to increase protection for Australia’s World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island.   “Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s announcement today opens the door to a once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase protection for one of the most unique environments on the planet,” said Fiona […]

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    Federal Election 2019: Where the parties stand on marine parks, supertrawlers, overseas fleets and the Antarctic

    Save Our Marine Life supporters around the country have been asking political parties for commitments to: Improve Australia’s marine parks network to offer the real sanctuary protection that science says is needed and the Australian public has asked for Permanently ban all supertrawlers from Australia’s vulnerable fisheries (the current sham ban only stops 6 boats longer […]

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    Supertrawlers have Aust 'in their sights'

    A report from two environmental groups says Australia must protect local fisheries by broadening its supertrawler ban beyond just six boats. Australia’s ban on super-sized industrial fishing boats is far too narrow and places local fisheries under the threat, environmentalists say. A report released on Tuesday by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Save Our […]

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    Conservationists call for 'true ban' on super trawlers

    The debate over super trawlers was hot political news the last time federal Labor was in power and saw fisheries company Seafish Tasmania blocked from using the what was then the world’s second-largest trawler, the Abel Tasman, in Australian waters. The Coalition later legislated a ban on the vessels, but conservationists say a new report […]

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    Supertrawlers have Aust 'in their sights'

    Australia’s ban on super-sized industrial fishing boats is far too narrow and places local fisheries under the threat, environmentalists say. A report released on Tuesday by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Save Our Marine Life says just six of the 76 super trawlers worldwide are banned from operating in Australian waters. “These ships have […]

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    Super trawlers threaten Australian fisheries, conservationists warn

    Just six of the 76 giant vessels worldwide are banned from operating in country’s waters Australia’s ban on super-sized industrial fishing boats is far too narrow and places local fisheries under threat, environmentalists have said. A report released on Tuesday by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Save Our Marine Life says just six of the 76 […]

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    Federal Election 2019: Where the parties stand on marine parks, supertrawlers, overseas fleets and the Antarctic

    Save Our Marine Life supporters around the country have been asking political parties for commitments to: Improve Australia’s marine parks network to offer the real sanctuary protection that science says is needed and the Australian public has asked for Permanently ban all supertrawlers from Australia’s vulnerable fisheries (the current sham ban only stops 6 boats longer […]

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Report reveals foreign-owned supertrawler threats to Australia’s fish stocks and marine environment

    The next Australian Government must launch an urgent independent inquiry into the threat of foreign-owned supertrawlers on the country’s fish stocks and its unique marine environment, says an investigative report from Save Our Marine Life (SOML) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The 54-page report, titled “The threat to Australia’s oceans from supertrawlers” also […]

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    What you helped to achieve in 2018

    As we head into the holiday season, we wanted to thank everyone for their support. Here are a few highlights of what we achieved together in 2018: HANDS OFF OUR CHARITIES – AN INCREDIBLE WIN! Thank you to the thousands of Save Our Marine Life supporters who helped to successfully defend our right to speak out […]

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    Marine conservation experts welcome Labor commitment to restore marine parks

    The Save Our Marine Life alliance has welcomed the announcement from the Australian Labor Party that they would reinstate the 2012 zoning of Australia’s Marine Park protections, if they take government after the next federal election. “We welcome Labor’s commitment to expand our current marine protections, which will allow us to collectively work towards restoring […]

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