10th July 2015
Fisheries advisory body axed
By Andrew Drummond
- July 09, 2015
THE federal government has played down the scrapping of a committee charged with providing scientific advice on shallow-water fishing in southern Australian waters.
THE Small Pelagic Resource Assessment Group analysed fishing practices, including those of factory trawlers, within a 200-mile band off the coasts of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
24th June 2015
Serious concerns about the impacts of the super trawler, FV Geelong Star, must be addressed before it commences operating in waters near South Australia.
South Australia's Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the State Government had repeatedly raised its concerns with the Federal Government about the vessel’s potential impact.
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