Fishing ban on Geelong Star lifted after factory trawler takes action to stop albatross deaths (Australia)

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The operators of factory trawler Geelong Star have taken 'mitigation measures' to reduce the risk of albatross deaths. Supplied : Steven Chown The operators of factory trawler Geelong Star have taken ‘mitigation measures’ to reduce the risk of albatross deaths. Supplied : Steven Chown

February 1st, 2016 (Lucy Shannon). The factory trawler, Geelong Star, has been given the all-clear to fish again, a few days after it was banned for causing seven albatross deaths.

The birds were killed when they struck a net sonde cable which connects a sonar device to the 95-metre trawler during fishing operations.

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