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Minister for Primary Industries- Reforms for NSW commercial fishing

by DPI on 29 Nov 2012
Katrina Hodgkinson MP NSW DPI . www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/
Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced the most significant reforms of the commercial fishing industry in NSW history.

Ms Hodgkinson said the Commercial Fisheries Reform Program will ensure the industry has long-term viability and sustainability of the State’s fisheries resources.

'A lack of investment, ageing commercial fishing fleets, too many fishers through poorly allocated fishing rights, and excessive red tape has stifled the industry,' Ms Hodgkinson said.

'With 85 per cent of seafood sold in NSW being imported, these new changes are needed to ensure that there is a continued availability of fresh, local seafood.'

The key reforms include:
• linking shares in each fishery to either catch or fishing effort, meeting the original intention of share management as outlined when the former NSW Liberals & Nationals Government enacted the Fisheries Management Act in 1994;
• restoring confidence in decision-making processes through the establishment of a Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council (MFAC), Peak Industry Body, and other improved consultative arrangements;
• an initial fee increase from July 2013, moving towards fees based on resource access;
• providing a way for some fishers to exit the industry and others to set-up their businesses for the future through the allocation of a $16 million structural adjustment package; and
• removing unnecessary fishing controls and improving the general management of fisheries resources in NSW, which has hindered efficiency for far too long.

The NSW Government’s reforms have been developed in response to the Independent Report into NSW Commercial fishing industry and is not shying away from the tough decisions necessary to revitalise the industry,' Ms Hodgkinson said.

The NSW Government’s detailed response to the report’s recommendations can be accessed online: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/commercial/reform
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