To: Prime Minister, MP's and CEOs
stop overseas owned and foreign manned super sized trawlers fishing our waters!
Dear Prime Minister, MP's and Directors,
We as a nation strongly urge you to sincerely take into consideration the future of our Australian Territorial Water's and its coastline's fragile ecological system, when making any decisions in relation to the proposed application and potential granting of a licence to fish for an extremely large and absurd annual quota to the Australian commercial fishing company Seafish Tasmania. Who in conjunction with the Netherlands based company Parlevliet & Van Der Plas plan to reflag the foreign owned super sized trawling and production vessel 'Margiris' to Australian registration in order to allow it to trawl our southern waters and coastline for jack mackerel, red bait and anything else that happens to cross this vessel's path as it trawls, including marine birds and mammals and protected species such as turtles, seals, dolphins and various breeds of sharks, to mention but a few, and all this with a predominately foreign crew onboard.
We sincerely plead with you and suggest that any vessels of this size and nature are never to be allowed to enter and fish our waters, not now or any time in the future to come,
and we also urge you to ensure that future legislation be put in place to deter these large foreign commercial fishing companies from initiating these joint ventures with Australian owned companies and applying for these licences in the hope that they will succeed.
Why is this important?
We need to stop these oversized fishing vessels that have been likened to giant industrial ocean going vacuum cleaners from trawling our oceans and depleting it of its valuable fish stocks, severely interrupting the worlds ocean's and its natural eco systems and destroying both the local recreational and commercial small scale and sustainable fishing and tourism industries around the world and within Australia. Our Australian government is currently planning and zoning fantastic new marine parks around our fragile island and at the same time they are planning to open the back door for large fishing vessels to exploit our waters on a massive and unsustainable scale, vessels like the "MARGIRIS" who's company is planning for it to set sail for Australian Territorial Waters some time this spring and arriving in august, if given the green light. Humans participating in activities such as these solely for financial gain are nothing less than the enemy of our oceans, let's together become our ocean's protectors, let's together make a difference and ensure our ocean's are the way they should be for future generations to come, our children and their children's children.
THIS IS OUR WORLD,
IT DOES NOT BELONG TO THESE LARGE FISHING COMPANIES,
TO FEED THEIR CORPORATE GREED,
WE AS INDIVIDUALS BELONG TO IT,
IT DEMANDS OUR RESPECT,
I, OUR NATION AND THE WORLD WILL FIGHT FOR IT AND ITS FUTURE!
WE WILL NOT GO AWAY!
ONE WORLD, ONE OCEAN, LET'S MAKE IT LAST!