sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Abbott: Coalition will suspend Marine Park process
Abbott: Coalition will suspend Marine Park process


'Abbott'    . ©
To the rousing applause and cheers of visitors to the Australian Fishing Trade Association’s 2013 Fishing Tackle, Marine and Outdoor Trade Show, Coalition Leader The Hon Tony Abbott said he had heard the pleas of rec fishers and will suspend the Marine Park process and initiate an independent scientific review should the Coalition come to power 7 September.

Flanked by local LNP MP, Steve Ciobo, Senators Richard Colbeck, Abbott’s fishing spokesman, LNP MP, Karen Andrews and Nationals Senator for Queensland, Ron Boswell, Tony Abbott promised a Coalition government would suspend and review Labor’s marine park legislation.

Tony Abbott told the crowd of his cherished memories of fishing on Queensland's Gold Coast with his grandfather when he was a boy and said wants future generations to be able to enjoy the same privilege.

Tony Abbott with his three sisters on holidays on the Gold Coast -  .. ©  
'We do not want to lock up our oceans,' he said, adding that the 'last thing' the Coalition would do is declare a marine protected area without proper consultation.

'We won’t make decisions that damage the lives and livelihoods of people without talking to people first,' he said. A Coalition government would 'suspend marine protected areas' for the sake of future generations wanting to cast a line.

In the Convention Centre, walls were covered in posters and stickers with the recently launched slogan, 'I fish, I boat & I vote'.

Describing fishermen and women as decent, hard-working Australian who deserve a fair go – and people who want to do the right thing by the environment, Tony Abbott said a Coalition government would protect the environment, and ensure that commercial and recreational fishing are facilitated.

While the Opposition had previously proposed a review of the marine management plans, it has now formally released its policy.

A statement from Tony Abbott's office said an Abbott government would 'restore confidence' in the Australian fishing industry by returning 'scientific and commercial rigour' to the network's protected areas.

The Rudd and Gillard governments spent years negotiating with stakeholders to create the parks. The Coalition's statement follows a campaign by several commercial and recreational fishing interests which state such parks are likely to damage the industry.

Compensation for affected fishermen are likely to be included in the Coalition's proposed review.


by Media Services

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113686

9:30 PM Mon 26 Aug 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,


























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,






































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT