Fishing Ban and Fishing Permit back down
Recreational fishers won a small concession when the State Government backed down on its plans to impose a $90 recreational fishing permit for catching snapper, pearl perch or teraglin but unfortunately, the six week ban remains.
The ban, which couldn't have come at a worse time for commercial and charter fishers, was imposed without any consultation or real scientific evidence. That’s why together with my colleagues in the LNP we voted against this unfair regulation in the Parliament and raised the issue in a fiery debate recently.
We support sustainability of the fisheries which includes the industry rather than token consultation without scientific proof. It’s time that the voices of industry and the public were heard by government.
Together with my Coast LNP colleagues, we are taking a deputation to the Minister to give fishers an opportunity to raise their concerns.
Let me know what you think on this important issue.