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Press release: Abalone Regulations - SDFV Objects to the outcome!
Friday, 27 May 2005
The New Recreational Abalone Regulations……..
More 19th Century Fisheries Management.
The SDFV and all recreational abalone fishers are appalled by these new regulations. The recreational sector has consistently supported efforts to rid the community of fish thieves. These regulations are simply unfair: They penalise the legitimate recreational abalone fisher – by far the vast majority of fishers – and do little to address the problem of fish thieves, which by Fisheries Victoria’s own data, is said to be small.
It is a very poor outcome for a State that claims to have a progressive and inclusive fisheries management regime. The community deserves better.
Read the press statement AbaloneRegsBad.pdf