AU: NSW Government reaffirms fisheries review

Minister for Primary Industries in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), Katrina Hodgkinson, today reaffirmed the NSW Government's commitment to deliver on its election commitment by reviewing the current commercial fishing arrangements in NSW, during a visit to the Sydney Fish Market.

"For more than a decade, the Labor Government failed to bring about positive reform for the commercial fishing sector and in turn failed to secure the future of the NSW seafood industry," Katrina Hodgkinson said.

"The NSW seafood industry generates over half a billion dollars of economic activity each year, and employs more than 4000 people.

"It is imperative that our fisheries resources are managed sustainably and responsibly so the long term future of the commercial fishing industry is secure and the NSW community can continue to have access to high quality local seafood.

"We are committed to undertaking an independent review of NSW fisheries policy, management and administration to identify strategies that will enhance the long-term economic viability of the commercial industry and ongoing sustainability of the resource.

"We will be working to create a strong and viable commercial fishing industry for NSW." 

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