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Commercial Fishers Encouraged to Provide Feedback on Consultation Paper

Marine Fishers Association

Long-term sustainable fish stocks and profitable businesses are the focus of a Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery reform consultation paper -which is still open for industry feedback.

The industry consultation paper explores options to reduce the number of commercial licence holders, the creation of regional zones and a modern management regime, including individual transferable quotas for key species.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said creating more sustainable fisheries in South Australia was crucial for the future of commercial fishing in this state.

The minister said “Now is the time for individual commercial fishers to have their say on the options put forward by the committee in the consultation paper.”

 

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