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Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

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Title

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Other title

AFANT newsletter

Creator

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Collection

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Date

2017-04-01

Location

Palmerston

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Fishing; Boats and boating; Periodicals

Publisher name

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Northern Territory newsletter

Volume

Newsletter, 1 April 2017

Previously known as

AFANT In-depth newsletter; Indepth : the official newsletter of the Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory (AFANT)

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Amateur Fishermen's Association of the Northern Territory.

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267065

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445218

Page content

6 Independent Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the NT: Full submission lodged - now awaiting interim report You may recall from our last e-news that we shared the video of AFANT's Executive Officer appearing before the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) in Darwin (you can still watch it here). Since that time we completed a survey of members values and sentiments on this issue and also provided a full written submission in response to the Inquiry's Background and Issues paper. Our submission covered issues including: Background Paper suitability and Inquiry processes Audience appropriateness Potential loss of amenity Social and economic value of recreational fishing Areas of significance for recreational fishing Issues of concern (minimum standards for wells, baseline data and waste water, as well as water use/ aquifer extraction) Recreational fisher attitudes towards unconventional gas development Our submission was informed by a range of scientific sources and consultation with fishers. Thanks to all of you who participated in our online attitudinal survey. While the sample was by no means comprehensive, most fishers surveyed were concerned about the potential impacts of fracking on the environment. Interestingly, opinions were very much split on whether the risks can be safely managed. You can read our full submission, including the survey results by clicking on the button below. We now await the handing down of the Inquiry's interim report, which is expected over the next month or so. Stay tuned.. Click to see more pictures on the GEGSFC Facebook Page


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