Call for overhaul of fish catch limits in wake of Geelong Star factory trawler controversy

On Friday it was revealed that the head of an advisory group on fishing quotas resigned because of concerns that a fellow member of the group had an “unacceptable” conflict of interest. Documents supplied to the ABC show the former committee chair, scientist Kirsten Davies, wanted the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to reconsider who can sit on panels that advise on fishing quotas for the Geelong Star. Part owner of the trawler, Gerry Geen, was an industry representative on the advisory panel. Read the rest here  11:39

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