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Lucky_Phill
27-08-2013, 05:27 PM
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MHR, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
THE HON. GREG HUNT MHR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
SENATOR THE HON. RICHARD COLBECK, SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
THE COALITION’S POLICY FOR A MORE COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES SECTOR

A Coalition government will restore confidence in the Australian fishing industry by returning scientific and commercial rigour to decision making about Marine Protected Areas.

If elected, the Coalition will suspend and review the flawed Management Plans for Marine Protected Areas that have been imposed without fair, adequate or thoughtful consultation.

Fishing is a major industry and Australia needs a balanced and informed approach to fisheries management.

We know that the biggest supporter of environmentally responsible fishing practices is the fishing industry – because they do not want to harm the very environment that is providing them with a living.

Australians aren’t just proud fishers, they are smart fishers – and they know that Labor’s marine park lockouts are about managing the Greens, not managing the environment.
A sustainable fishing industry is an integral part of a strong primary producing sector.
The Coalition is committed to supporting the Rural Research and Development Corporations with greater funding to deliver cutting edge technology, continued applied research, and an increased emphasis on collaborative innovation and extension.

The Coalition will boost confidence in the Australian fishing industry. We will:

 Scrap the carbon tax.

 Immediately suspend and review the flawed Management Plans for Marine Protected Areas imposed without fair or adequate consultation.

 Require peer reviewed scientific evidence of threats to marine diversity within the Marine Protected Areas to be made publicly available.

 Establish a Bioregional Advisory Panel for each of the five marine bioregions.

 Establish a National Recreational Fishing Council to improve lines of communication between recreational fishers and government.

 Cut red tape as part of the Coalition’s policy to cut $1 billion in red and green tape. Areas identified include streamlining of regulatory audits required under the Food Safety and Export Certification (AQIS), harmonisation of regulations and simplification of regulations around management of introduced fish species.

 Work with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Indigenous Reference Group to improve engagement with indigenous communities.

 Conduct recreational fishing surveys every five years.

 Recognise OceanWatch as a Natural Resource Management Group with responsibility for enhancing fish habitats and improving water quality.

 Provide $5 million to target invasive marine species with a view to the removal or eradication of these marine pests.

 Fight illegal foreign fishing and ensure the ACV Ocean Protector and/or its replacement is provided with sufficient funding.

The ‘lock-up’ mentality of Labor completely ignores the fact that Australia’s recreational and commercial fishers are dedicated to sustainability.

A Coalition government will help the fishing industry around Australia employ more people and grow by abolishing the carbon tax, lowering the company tax rate to 28.5 per cent and by introducing our Policy for Fisheries.

The Coalition’s Policy for A More Competitive and Sustainable Fisheries Sector is part of Our Real Solutions Plan to build a stronger Australia and a better future – for all Australians.
26 August 2013

gunna
27-08-2013, 05:56 PM
Sounds good. Even Nagg will have to support that !!!

Horse
27-08-2013, 06:42 PM
I'm not convinced that more commercial effort is in the interest of recreational fishos. These changes will not impact on the state government Green Zones. we need Can't Do to review these but then again he can't really do that as he has sacked all the fisheries scientists that would have given him the much needed scientific basis for decision making

Lucky_Phill
27-08-2013, 06:55 PM
All good but I see flaws.

The vast majority of the " promises " are directed at the Commercial Fishery.

Recognising " Oceanwatch ", who are a conservation group with interstate ties to rec and pro fishing. We still need the Govt to recognise a peak rec fishing body, and by recognise I mean fund and engage with them and ALL things relating to the fishery.

Establish a National Recreational Fishing Council to improve lines of communication between recreational fishers and government. AND Work with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Indigenous Reference Group to improve engagement with indigenous communities. What !!!! There IS a National Rec Fishing group and as for the Indigenous group.... all that is waffle for... pick up the phone. :-?

Conduct recreational fishing surveys every five years............ AND....... these are the only tools used and do not reflect to within any serious accuracy, the socio-economic benefit of rec fishing within the communities. :(

Require peer reviewed scientific evidence of threats to marine diversity within the Marine Protected Areas to be made publicly available.

been down this track...... missed critical word.. " Independent "... >:(

There is a major ommision in this release and that is the lack of the use of " Recreational Fishing ".

Sorry guys.......... I am reading a lot between the lines here.

It does appear that the Coalition will win the upcoming election. It is MORE THAN CRITICAL that each and every one of us......... hound the incoming Minister responsible for our fishery to impliment policy and provide us with factual and transparent accounts of progress etc.

Noddy has been very slack after we provided him with a Mandate to improve rec fishing fishing in Qld, let's hope we get a better reaction from his National counterparts.

IMO only.............. ><> ><>


cheers LP

NAGG
27-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Sounds good. Even Nagg will have to support that !!!

You reckon Pete ?

This is the first time I have read the policy & just as I thought ...... This is about commercial fishing first & foremost
There are points that should be raising rec fishoes eyebrows & not cause for applauding this policy.

Commercial fisherman are not known for their sustainability - Rape and pillage if there is a buck in it ie netting of the Boyne River after the Lake Awoonga overflows ( only to see 100's of tonnes dumped)

Just look at the wording



A Coalition government will restore confidence in the Australian fishing industry by returning scientific and commercial rigour to decision making about Marine Protected Areas.


Fishing is a major industry and Australia needs a balanced and informed approach to fisheries management.


We know that the biggest supporter of environmentally responsible fishing practices is the fishing industry – because they do not want to harm the very environment that is providing them with a living.

Australians aren’t just proud fishers, they are smart fishers – and they know that Labor’s marine park lockouts are about managing the Greens, not managing the environment.
A sustainable fishing industry is an integral part of a strong primary producing sector.
The Coalition is committed to supporting the Rural Research and Development Corporations with greater funding to deliver cutting edge technology, continued applied research, and an increased emphasis on collaborative innovation and extension.


Cut red tape as part of the Coalition’s policy to cut $1 billion in red and green tape. Areas identified include streamlining of regulatory audits required under the Food Safety and Export Certification (AQIS), harmonisation of regulations and simplification of regulations around management of introduced fish species.
= WTF ..... !!!!!

The ‘lock-up’ mentality of Labor completely ignores the fact that Australia’s recreational and Commercial fisherman are dedicated to sustainability.

A Coalition government will help the fishing industry around Australia employ more people and grow by abolishing the carbon tax, lowering the company tax rate to 28.5 per cent and by introducing our Policy for Fisheries.

Lucky_Phill
27-08-2013, 07:06 PM
It appears that NAGG and Lucky_Phill and Horse have actually read between the lines and agree. :laola:


This calls for a Cider or 2 :) :beer:

NAGG
27-08-2013, 07:15 PM
It appears that NAGG and Lucky_Phill and Horse have actually read between the lines and agree. :laola:


This calls for a Cider or 2 :) :beer:

Phill , when I heard about this yesterday - I had doubts & your post confirmed it (the first details I had seen)
Sorry - It would be different if these areas were opened up for recreational / charter fishing only .

I can already hear in the distance the super trawler turning its engines over >:(

chris

gunna
27-08-2013, 07:50 PM
Damn. Thought we had him !!!

rayken1938
27-08-2013, 07:55 PM
It appears that NAGG and Lucky_Phill and Horse have actually read between the lines and agree. :laola:


This calls for a Cider or 2 :) :beer:
Now all we need is a like from AB.
Cheers
Ray

STUIE63
27-08-2013, 08:09 PM
What are the five areas that they will look at. Does this include the GBRMP. Which was brought in under dodgy science by the Libs

Mark Robinson MP
27-08-2013, 09:28 PM
It is a good policy IMO, like our state policy to stop the Green rot. A scientific panel to review the evidence and make recommendations for change is a good thing. Whether you personally like Tony Abbott or not (and I do) if he becomes PM, he will improve the lot of rec fishers in marine protected areas.

Apollo
27-08-2013, 09:36 PM
What, like the rec fishos being able to use one line in the green zones under QLD state government control? Yeah, that has been rushed in.

Mike Delisser
27-08-2013, 09:41 PM
Well for god's sake MP Mark why don't you do that in the state arena? At the Tinnie n' Tackle Show just before the state election you and Campbell both said you would, and also said you'd do it pretty quickly if I remember rightly. So far a big failure.

cobiaman
27-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Sounds like a crock of shit to me......

NAGG
27-08-2013, 09:52 PM
It is a good policy IMO, like our state policy to stop the Green rot. A scientific panel to review the evidence and make recommendations for change is a good thing. Whether you personally like Tony Abbott or not (and I do) if he becomes PM, he will improve the lot of rec fishers in marine protected areas.

Mark

sorry mate - you wont get too many an empathetic ear here when you start talking recreational fishing policies and a Coalition government
You personally led a lot of people up the garden path on that front - delivered nothing & now try to convince us that you have delivered & that the feral masters will be there for the rec fishoes of Qld (& Aust).

What will be reopened will be for the benefit of commercial interests first and foremost

No way ......

chris

rayken1938
28-08-2013, 04:10 AM
It is a good policy IMO, like our state policy to stop the Green rot. A scientific panel to review the evidence and make recommendations for change is a good thing. Whether you personally like Tony Abbott or not (and I do) if he becomes PM, he will improve the lot of rec fishers in marine protected areas.

he will improve the lot of rec fishers in marine protected areas
Pretty evasive and selective answer
How about asking Cansackem about restoring the RFEP funding to its traditional area and actually do something for rec fishos in QLD>
Cheers
Ray

manta man
28-08-2013, 08:46 AM
I can already hear in the distance the super trawler turning its engines over .News 5 Days ago ABC TASMANIAN NEWS
It comes as the Federal Court considers an appeal against the Federal Government's decision to ban Seafish Tasmania from using a super trawler for two years.Any day a decision may be handed down and that ban may be dropped so we may see super trawlers back in Australia," she said.

"The other reason why we're extremely concerned is that both major parties have not made it clear that they will not allow super trawlers into Australian fisheries. 5

FordGT
28-08-2013, 11:03 AM
Sounds like a crock of shit to me......

I second that.

Gazza
28-08-2013, 05:04 PM
Shame ,shame ,shame

imo.....
shifting of the resource via ever-reducing baglimits on RecFishos...handed to Commercial interests ,once "biomass" parameters are met/achieved , which is obvious "less red tape" means they will.... jmo

NAGG
29-08-2013, 07:20 AM
Scientific data gathered via the super trawler !
A bit like Japanese research on whales ::)

Chris

Qlder1
29-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Under Labor govts, the balance of rec fishing/environment vs commercial interests(pro fishing, mining, coal ports etc) is already skewed. Under coalition govts it will be far worse.

Labor = not allowed to fish.... LNP = allowed to fish but nothing left to catch

There ALL pricks...>:(>:( just the colour of their ties change.

manta man
29-08-2013, 04:16 PM
After watching last nights Debate, Rudds a Dud and Mr (Droop) Abbott well he should put the Old Speedos back on, and just keep swimming East.

Rodman
31-08-2013, 11:07 AM
As long as the greens do not have any say

Redspeckle
31-08-2013, 09:21 PM
Well still wanting on what State LNP going do about ones they control in state waters on there promise they made before last state election as for the federal government yeha the LNP might win the house of respenstive But they my not have control in the senate
So in reality they got no control over them unless get control of both houses
Then just an easy cop out for political party that made the promise
Anyway the way I seen people out on the water lately when home already thinking they can fish in the green zones and its get much worse because they know DPI fishery's and Marine parks only work during the week especially they had massive cut backs from Can Do no over time anymore
It's really browning me off in that you do the right thing you do report it but don't have the resources or one get out to catch them n the act

I couldn't believe he cut the fish care volunteer program gee that was made up by majorly of volunteers just one actually full time DPI fishery's officer there to help run it & collect Infromation now hence no education going out to the public now
Gee am sorry going off topic little bit but I am sick of all the spin from the politician's they treat us like we just come down in the last rain shower
Mitch

Macks forever
03-09-2013, 04:58 PM
All good but I see flaws.

The vast majority of the " promises " are directed at the Commercial Fishery.

Recognising " Oceanwatch ", who are a conservation group with interstate ties to rec and pro fishing. We still need the Govt to recognise a peak rec fishing body, and by recognise I mean fund and engage with them and ALL things relating to the fishery.



cheers LP


This is a bit far fetched! Oceanwatch is nearly exclusively funded by the commercial fishing sector and acts more as a PR arm for such. Yes I know "they are a separately incorporated organization" " with environmental goals" etc etc but look at who controls their money. A bit of a front IMHO. They will never come out and state that a particular commercial fishing practice is wrong. Not when they have their head office at the Sydney fish markets.

fish'n'chippy
03-09-2013, 06:18 PM
.......... but I am sick of all the spin from the politician's they treat us like we just come down in the last rain shower
Mitch

That would make a nice change........
I believe that I am treated like a mushroom, kept in the dark and fed on 5h!T

If funding departments is the issue, get rid of the 'golden handshake' (for all politicians) there would be lots of money available then......there'd be no pollies if there wasn't a gravy train.

VOTE 1, Australian SEX party....at least then you know your gunna get screwed !!

G