22nd November 2016
The controversial Fishing (Super) Trawler the Geelong Star has left Australian waters. The AFMA website reports:
Departure of the Geelong Star from Australian waters
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) can confirm that the mid-water trawler, the Geelong Star which has been operating in Australia waters since April 2015, is no longer under Australian jurisdiction.
Enquiries about the decision to leave Australian waters or future fishing operations of the Geelong Star, should be directed to the operator.
The Geelong Star is not currently subject to any investigation by AFMA for breaches of Commonwealth fishing regulations.