Fishing Ban on Super Trawler Lifted After Geelong Star Takes Action to Stop Albatross Deaths
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC] By Lucy Shannon - February 1, 2016 -
The factory trawler, Geelong Star, is given the all-clear to fish again, a few days after it was banned for causing seven albatross deaths.
The factory trawler, Geelong Star, has been given the all-clear to fish again,
The birds were killed when they struck a net sounder cable which connects a sonar device to the 95-metre trawler during fishing operations.
Five of the albatross were killed in one trawl.
As a result the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) temporarily banned the ship until it came up with new mitigation measures to "reduce the risk of seabird interactions".
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