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Dutch take supertrawler ban to EU

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National security correspondent

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Ban has raised concerns with the Dutch ... the Abel Tasman.

Ban has raised concerns with the Dutch ... the Abel Tasman. Photo: Port Lincoln Times

THE Dutch government has raised its concerns about the last-minute ban on the Abel Tasman supertrawler with the European Union.

The escalation came as the Gillard government squeezed its legislation banning the Dutch-owned vessel through the lower house, although with changes demanded by crossbench MPs.

The legislation, if it clears the Senate, would see the Dutch-Australian FV Abel Tasman slapped with a two-year ban on fishing in Australia.

The Dutch Deputy Head of Mission, Nico Schermers, told the Herald yesterday he had raised his government's concerns about the supertrawler ban at a meeting of European Union countries.

with AAP

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