GetUp! crowd-funds ad to stop super trawler Margiris

'Stop the super trawler'

Activist group GetUp! is trying to raise money to place an ad in the national press to stop super trawler Margiris, a mega fishing vessel that docked in South Australia earlier this week.

GetUp! wants an ad to run in The Australian on Monday to put pressure on Minister for Fisheries Joe Ludwig to stop the vessel from fishing in Australian waters.

According to GetUp!, the super trawler ‘vacuums up everything in its way killing dolphins, seals, migratory sea birds and other protected species.’A full page in The Australian costs around $47,000.

The news follows an attempt by pressure group Greenpeace to obstruct the Margiris yesterday.



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