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Australia Permanently Bans Supertrawlers

Last week, Australia announced a permanent ban on enormous fishing vessels known as supertrawlers in its waters.

A temporary ban had been in effect for two years but expired in November.

Supertrawlers cast massive fishing nets that indiscriminately kill all marine wildlife in their paths, including sea turtles and dolphins. In fact, a recent report exposed that half of all sea animals killed by the commercial fishing industry are considered by-catch, or useless, and discarded.

The move to ban supertrawlers comes after a massive outcry from the Australian public and a petition that garnered nearly 65,000 signatures.

While this development will certainly spare countless animals, we can all do our part to help fish and other sea animals by choosing delicious and humane vegan foods.

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