Labor backs Tasmanian fishers

first_imgLabor backs Tasmanian fishers Tasmanian LaborNo new taxes or levies on recreational fishingEast Coast Rock Lobster access review and commercial net fishing licence buyback Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver healthy, active and better-connected communitiesA majority Labor Government will back Tasmanian fishers.Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water Shane Broad said Labor will stand up for the right of Tasmanians to enjoy catching fish, with a number of policies designed to improve the experience of recreational fishers.“Fishing is a large part of the Tasmanian economy and Labor is proud to support recreational fishers and ensure access to Tasmania’s iconic coastal waters and estuaries,” Dr Broad said.“Labor will not introduce any new taxes or levies on recreational fishing and we will invest $2 million in better boat ramps and associated facilities.“We will review rock lobster access on the East Coast for recreational fishers in consultation with industry and commit to no further cuts to individual bag, possession limits or season length.“A majority Labor Government will create a $1.5 million fund to buy back commercial net fishing licences. This non-compulsory buy back will aim to increase fish stocks for recreational fishers and allow commercial net fishers to exit the industry if they wish.“We will also invest $750,000 in a Flathead Recovery Plan to make sure future generations don’t miss out on the great Tasmanian tradition of catching a flathead.”Dr Broad said Labor’s Recreational Fishing Package included policies to benefit all recreational fishers.“Labor will provide $1 million for four years for TARFish to provide an independent voice for the recreational fishing sector.“And a majority Labor Government will develop and implement a 10-year recreational sea fishing strategy.“Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver healthy, active and better-connected communities.”Shane Broad MPShadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:boat, Economy, Fisheries, fishing, future, future generation, Government, industry, licence, Minister, recreational fishing, season, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, voice, Waterlast_img read more