Marine Reserve Network Proves a Mixed Bag for the WA Fishing Industry

The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) noted yesterday’s release of the Commonwealth Government’s final decision on its Marine Reserve Network. John Harrison, CEO of WAFIC, said the decision represents a mixed bag for the WA fishing industry – including sensible proposals that support the industry but disappointing results in Geographe and Bremer Bay zones that will impact on fishers losing part of their livelihoods.

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