MEMORIES of fishing with his father as a child have inspired Tasmanian-born musician Cam Tapp to write a song calling on political parties to support a permanent ban on super trawlers.
Tapp has lent his skills to the Stop the Trawler Alliance, made up of fishing and environment groups, to seek pre-election commitment from political parties to support the ban.
The song, Father to Son, is about Tapp spending time with his family fishing as a child, and now doing the same with his own twin sons.
"I was inspired by how many people put their hand up against the super trawler last time and I wanted to join that community campaign, so I wrote Father to Son," Tapp said.
The campaign invites supporters to become a part of the music video. "We're offering people the chance to add their face to the song by entering their favourite family fishing pictures in the competition to be used in the film clip," he said.
Tapp appeared in the first season of The Voice in 2012 and also wrote the song Lest We Forget about the Black Saturday bushfires which reached number 1 on the ARIA charts.
The song is available for free download at stopthetrawler.net.