Addressing the Australian Fishing Trade Association’s 2013 Fishing Tackle, Marine and Outdoor Trade Show, Coalition Leader The Hon Tony Abbott said he had listened to Australia’s rec fishers and will suspend the Marine Park process and initiate an independent scientific review.
Abbott at Tackle Trade Show AFR
Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation’s Managing Director, Allan Hansard, said 'rec fishers around Australia will thank Mr Abbott and his party for their commitment to the recreational fishing community and to stop the marine park the lock outs.'
Mr Abbotts statement followed calls by the rec fishing community through a media campaign for an immediate independent scientific review of the marine park process. 'We are pleased he has answered. We are still waiting for Mr Rudd to answer our call.' Mr Hansard said.
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