Govt. changes Environmental law to prevent Abel Tasman fishing in Australian waters

Govt. changes Environmental law to prevent Abel Tasman fishing in Australian waters

The Government has confirmed it will amend environmental law, to stop super trawler Abel Tasman fishing in Australian waters, for at least two years.

The Abel Tasman, formally known as the FV Margiris, was waiting for final approvals from Federal Authorities.

Federal Environment Minister Tony Bourke has announced the government is prepared to make amendments to the Environmental Protection and Diversity Act.

He says the biggest threat the trawler poses, is catching threatened species in a smaller, more targeted area.

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