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Hon. Barnaby Joyce

Dear Barnaby Joyce

I want Australia to ban fish trawling as it is destroying the ocean floor and catching to many fish and leaving to little time for the species to repopulate. If fish trawling is banned and longline fishing is left as the alternative, fish will have time to repopulate and a balance will be created.

Action is needed to be taken on this issue because we are losing too many fish too fast and even stopping now would still leave a massive hole in the amount of marine life that is in the sea. As fish trawlers scrape the bottom of the sea for marine life as catch, the large doors rip apart the ocean floor and destroy habitats and life. Fish trawling has for too long been ripping apart our ocean floor and destroying habitats, if we stop fish trawling we can covert to longline fishing and create more jobs in the fish industry, a win, win situation.

This action will help because longline fishing is an equal alternative to fish trawling. If money is the issue for over fishing then longline fishing is the perfect solution. If fisheries were to convert to longline fishing then demand for fish would rise as would the prices of fish earning the fisheries equal or more revenue for the fish caught. It would also create more jobs for fisherman. This seems to be a very logical solution for the problem of over fishing.

This issue should be priority for the government because if fishing at these levels continue then the fishing industry could crash at any time within the next 10 years leaving a huge hole in one of the worlds main sources of protein leaving us as a race in dire need.

Take action against this issue Hon. Joyce, you have enough power to do so and the results of this are almost certainly going to be positive and help us a nation is the battle against over fishing.

Yours sincerely,
Liam Watts

Signed,

Liam Watts

This petition closed over 3 years ago

How this will help

This particular
action I have chosen to take on over fishing is important as it is a big ask, but if we commit to this as a nation, the results will be positive.

Barnaby Joyce is in a position to...

This particular
action I have chosen to take on over fishing is important as it is a big ask, but if we commit to this as a nation, the results will be positive.

Barnaby Joyce is in a position to take the requested action because he is the head of a very important department in these set decisions.

The names on this petition will influence Hon. Joyce because it shows that we as a nation care about this issue and want to take action against it

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