Iconic Queensland fishery saved

Yesterday the senate voted against a disallowance put forward by Senator Whish-Wilson regarding scallop hammerhead sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP).

“Today’s vote in the senate demonstrates the power of industry working together through education and creation of an open dialogue with our elected officials,” Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) CEO Eric Perez said.

“The vote in the senate also demonstrates that the use of science, as opposed to biased claims that take aim at the commercial fishing industry, can win the day.

“This industry is important, in Queensland wild harvest fishing is worth close to $180 million, which is predominantly harvested for sale to Queensland and Australian seafood consumers.

“This is a well-deserved win for common sense and a fisheries management outcome that is based on science.”


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