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Recreational fishing - the future



Recreational fishing - the future


Burke, Denis (Denis Gabriel)

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Country Liberal Party


Media Releases for 09th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Northern Territory Opposition

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Northern Territory Opposition - Country Liberal Party

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/348560; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/348562; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/348564

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-2- 5. Initiate a communications strategy to raise awareness of recreational fishing issues, 6. Implement a 5 year strategy to reduce commercial Barramundi fishing effort including buying back a limited number of licences, waterway closures where appropriate and reviewing capture methods, 7. Increase resources for research and development and appropriately resources the Marine Fisheries Enforcement Unit, 8. Not implement fishing licences or boat registrations, and 9. Continue with bag limits where appropriate to assist with fishery conservation. Labor have not been innovative or decisive in their approach to recreational fishing issues. They have chosen only to follow our former initiatives but the Country Liberal Party in government will put focus and energy back into recreational fishing, recognising its importance to our lifestyle, Mr Burke said. Our comprehensive approach and strategy will mean a new era for Recreational Fishing and guarantee its future. ENDS

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