Do you remember the Margiris super trawler that we kicked out of Australian oceans in 2012? I certainly do – I sat on a Greenpeace inflatable and cheered as I watched the monstrous machine leave Australia.
It was the end of quite a remarkable campaign that saw ocean lovers and fishermen unite across Australia to stop this over-sized fishing vessel destroying Australian fish stocks. The Australian Government listened to its people and put a two-year ban in place. But now, that ban is set to expire on the 19th November, meaning super trawlers like the Margiris are free to come back.