September 9, 1999 | In a victory for fish and fishermen, the Atlantic Star, the huge factory trawler eyeing the East Coast herring and mackerel fisheries, has called it quits. By trading in her U.S. flag for a Dutch flag and changing her name to the Anellias Ilena, the Atlantic Star has surrendered its right to fish in U.S. waters.
Wilson Tuckey(ex Coalition,and no Greeny)
Some hands on experience by a deck hand
"They are very efficient and very ruthless."In cold waters, such as the North Sea, the super trawlers had very low by-catches and he believed it would be the same chasing pelagic species around New Zealand and Australia.