Trawler could become fishing mothership

Updated January 22 2013 - 7:53am, first published January 21 2013 - 1:00pm
GIANT FREEZER: The Australian Fishing Management Authority is considering a proposal to allow the Abel Tasman to be a mother ship to other fishing vessels.

SEAFISH Tasmania has put a proposal to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to use the Abel Tasman as a mothership for other fishing boats.