|Name:||MargirisAbel Tasman (2012 – 2013) Margiris (? – 2012) Annelies Ilena (2006 – ?)Atlantic Star (1999 – 2006)Siberian Enterprise (1998 – 1999)Apollo Two (1997 – 1998)|
|Builder:||Tacoma boat, (Mjellem & Karlsen Verft, Bergen, Norway 1997 rebuild)|
|Identification:||IMO number: 8301187 MMSI number: 277330000Call sign: LYRV|
|Class and type:||Super Trawler|
|Tonnage:||9,499 GT6,200 DWT|
|Length:||136.1 m (447 ft)|
|Beam:||18 m (59 ft)|
|Draught:||5.5 m (18 ft)|
To Australia as Abel Tasman
In 2012, Seafish Tasmania brought the ship (then named the Abel Tasman) to Australia. She was originally authorized to catch a quota of 18,000 tonnes of jack mackerel and redbait along the southern shores of the country.
After protests against her use by environmental and fishing industry groups, the Australian government passed legislation prohibiting the trawler from fishing in Australian waters for two years. For this reason, Seafish Tasmania subsequently sold its stake in the vessel to Dutch company Parlevliet & Van der Plas. On March 6, 2013, after six months moored in Australian waters, she left Port Lincoln, having reassumed her original name of Margiris.
After leaving Australian waters, the vessel passed through Cook Strait, New Zealand on March 20, 2013. She was now flagged to Lithuania and owned by Atlantic High Sea Fishing Company.
The Super Trawler issue was subject to a court challenge in 2014  and an Australian Government scientific report published in late 2014. Before and after this report there was reaffirmation that super trawlers over 130 metres, like Margiris, would not be permitted under Australia's environmental protection law, yet controversy continues in Australia about factory-fishing boats.
In late October 2015, the Margiris was fishing off the North west coast of Ireland. The Irish naval service fisheries inspectors refused to board her at sea, due to adverse weather condition. She had departed the waters shortly before the weather improved. In November 2016, the Margiris entered Irish water. The ship had been active for a day when it was boarded by an Irish Naval Service fisheries inspection team.
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