MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home Australian Cruising FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce
ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce

NSW Government

The voice of the NSW recreational fishing sector ECOfishers and the Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) met this week in northern NSW to establish a high level NSW Fisheries Task Force to collectively address a range of policy issues and concerns, across the NSW professional and recreational fishing sectors, prior to the 2015 state election.

Dean Logan CEO of the AMA, 'This would be one of the most positive cross-sector initiatives I’ve been involved in over the past 10 years.

'To see professional and recreational fishers sitting down talking about their issues has been extremely refreshing. For too long we have been divided over hearsay, innuendo and poor science, and yet, when we get together we realise that we can deliver far more for our businesses, the fishery and the environment, when we work together.'

Les Palmer, Secretary for ECOfishers, 'I feel that this is a monumental initiative. By putting our issues on the table and by openly discussing and starting to understand them, we’ve realised that we’re all on the same page. Our main objective is to create a solid Fisheries / Environmental Management platform and a unified understanding within the sectors.'

Chris Wallis Chairman of ECOfishers 'We know of no other resource in the world that is shared by amateur and professional operators.

'Whether you do it for a living or do it for fun, fishing is fishing.

'Ecofishers therefore looks forward to being part of a louder voice to declare and fight for our ‘Freedom to Fish’'

Background

The establishment of the Task Force comes at a pivotal time with the shelving of reforms for both the NSW recreational and commercial fishing sectors by the current Government. The Task Force has agreed to move forward as follows:

• The two groups have mapped out an MOU
• Task Force membership consists of current working professional fishermen, fishing club representatives, recreational magazine editors and recreational anglers.
• The ultimate objective of the Task Force over the next 12 weeks is to map out key policies of mutual significance, across the recreational and professional sectors that will form a joint policy submission prior to the 2015 NSW State election.
• The Task Force has already agreed to tackle the following key policies:
o A full independent audit should be conducted of all fees collected from both the recreational and professional fishing sectors in NSW.
o A complete and comprehensive personnel and Departmental restructure of NSW Fisheries be undertaken and implemented as soon as possible.
o The development of a comprehensive policy framework, owned by fishers, that delivers strong environmental, fisheries management and community outcomes.

The Task Force will set a positive pathway forward that will ultimately better advise Government on cross-sector issues. Concerns that cannot be adequately addressed by the Task Force will be left for Government to independently address.

With the AMA’s NSW regional sub-committee framework across all seven fishery regions now firmly in place and with ECOfishers extensive membership base, professionalism and reach across NSW, the Task Force gives NSW fishers a genuine confidence that progress will be made and the passion to fish and necessity to earn an income from fishing, will be not only protected, but respected and enhanced.


by Dean Logan


  

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

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=124584

2:58 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014GMT


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







Marine Business News

January 29, 2015: Apple shattered records with massive jumps in sales and profits. This boosted tech equities and allowed a rebound from yesterdays losses, although energy shares weighed heavily, as Oil dropped below $45/barrel. ... [more]  

Gold Coast International Marine Expo has confirmed that more than 50 per cent of its outdoor exhibitor space from 2014 has been sold less than eight weeks since the announcement of new May event dates. ... [more]  

January 28, 2015:Durable Goods Orders contracted 3.4%, which is a trend scaring many, as a contradiction to the strong economic recovery the US has vaunted. Earnings from corporate giants Caterpillar and Microsoft floundered and stock prices tanked. ... [more]  

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official bareboat charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2015. ... [more]  

GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G – announced today a significant upgrade to the award-winning Insight Genesis™ personal and social mapping utility. ... [more]  

January 27, 2015: The Greek election went, as polls had suggested, with a victory to the extreme left Syriza party. The major platform was anti-austerity and the Government is expected to head in to negotiations with the EC for debt forgiveness. ... [more]  

Brandspot are proud to take another big step in the launch of a new one-design class designed for match racing at any place and on any level, from the World Match Racing Tour to club sailing. Fresh from the Boatyard in Hungary, the first B38 Match will be presented for the first time at The Gothenburg Boat Show. ... [more]  

2015 Club Marine Southern 80 - This year’s Southern 80 will see new and old ski racers travel to Echuca / Moama to ‘chew the fat’ of what would have been, could have been and what should of happened, some with an element of truth and lots of it with embellishment. This is the 50th year since water ski racing started on the Murray River in Echuca / Moama and it promises to be some exciting action ... [more]  

Recreational anglers now have better access to rock fishing spots at Boggaley Creek, near Lorne, thanks to new steps that descend from the Great Ocean Road. ... [more]  

North Sails Group is pleased to announce the launch of our Chinese language website: www.cn.northsails.com. This new website is a resource for Chinese-speaking sailors and represents the first time North Sails company history, sailing products, services and technology have been described and detailed for the Chinese sailing community. ... [more]  

January 23, 2015: The AUDUSD fell to 0.8060, while the NZDUSD is testing 0.7500, on the downside. It is the lack of demand and the hit to global growth that is impacting the markets ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership Agreement with the global energy company Gazprom EP International B.V. ... [more]  

January 22, 2015: The NZD and AUD fell out of bed overnight as the realisation dawns on Central Banks there is little growth and falling inflation. The Bank of Canada surprised markets and cut interest rates citing low inflation and decimated Oil prices. ... [more]  

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today it has been awarded the contract to provide Virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) Beacons to mark seven reefs hazardous to shipping in the Bay of Plenty, as well as provide a coastal monitoring capability. ... [more]  

The RYA Powerboat Racing team are pleased to announce Peters and May, Powerboat GP and Your Print Partner Ltd as sponsors of the prestigious RYA Powerboat Racing Awards 2015. ... [more]  

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has secured an exciting promotional partnership with RACQ and Auto Clubs Australia - wide, providing more than 7.8 million members with valuable online ticket options for the 2015 event. ... [more]  

January 21, 2015: European equities rallied overnight, for all the wrong reasons.Haven't we seen this movie? The US has flushed the markets with liquidity, since the GFC, giving equity markets the biggest monetary boost in history. The ECB plans to do the same and flood the markets with cheap money in an effort to stimulate. ... [more]  

The leading international boating and water sports event, Boot Düsseldorf takes place from 17th to 25th January. The first weekend 80,000 visited the boat show. ... [more]  

At the Düsseldorf Boat Show in Germany the Extreme Sailing Series™ and Series Main Partner, Land Rover, were delighted to announce Oman Sail as the winner of the 2014 Land Rover Above and Beyond award. The award was presented to the team or individual who demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind at each of the Series’ Acts. ... [more]  

Bay of Islands Sailing Week - BOISW and the New Zealand Millennium Cup start Wednesday and Doyle Sails are offering an overnight service on sail repairs and a basic rigging service. Doyles have team members on several boats during the regatta, so will be ready to help you as soon as you hit the dock, should you suffer any damage during the racing. ... [more]  

At the ASMEX 2015 conference AIMEX and Superyacht Australia are excited to announce that Martin Redmayne, Chairman and Editor in Chief of The Superyacht Group will MC. ... [more]  

January 20, 2015: Markets were slow, calm and steady overnight due to MLK holidays taken by US markets. This allowed speculation on European markets about the timing and magnitude of the ECB's QE. Massive expansion of liquidity is expected, which boosted equity markets, but undermine the currency. ... [more]  

Inaugural Phuket Yacht Show postponed by Phuket Yacht Show Media, Phuket, Thailand
The organisers of the new yacht charter show for Asia have announced the postponement of the first edition, scheduled to take place 12-15 February in Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, which is under redevelopment to make it the biggest superyacht marina in Asia. ... [more]  

Images from the London Boat Show 2015 provided by onEdition. The show contained everything from the latest sailing innovations to show-stopping experiences, including the Controled Rain curtain at the entrance and a 'at sea' 4D sensory experience. ... [more]  

CWM FX London Boat Show - The founders of Beds on Board are delighted with the reception to the peer-to-peer marketplace that connects boat owners with accommodation seekers. Launched this week at the CWM FX London Boat Show, co-founder Jason Ludlow commented: ... [more]  

Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race organisers, The Multihull Yacht Club Queensland, is pleased to announce that APC Logistics are once again major sponsors. After last year’s successful 50th Anniversary of the MYCQ Brisbane to Gladstone race, APC Logistics have continued their support for the event. ... [more]  

Multihull Solutions has kicked off the new year with the launch of an impressive new website at www.multihullsolutions.com.au. The company, which has become the Asia Pacific’s leading multihull specialist, developed the new site as an informative resource for those looking to buy, sell or research catamarans and trimarans. ... [more]  

Oceanair, leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens, and soft furnishings in the marine market, is proud to introduce the new Solarshield – a Lloyd’s approved antiglare roller blind that has been optimised for the marine environment. The unique roller blind blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and rejects up to 80% of the sun’s energy and is ideal for use on bridges ... [more]  

Just in time for the busy summer boating season in Townsville, Superior Jetties built a pontoon at each of the very popular boat ramps in Ross Creek. ... [more]  

2014 warmest year since records began + Video by NOAA National Climatic Data Center
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). ... [more]  

January 17, 2015: The AUD consolidated above 0.8200, while the NZD slipped back below 0.7800. The coming week will look at Housing, Growth and Manufacturing. US Markets will enjoy a long weekend compliments of Martin Luther King. Th NZD currently trades 0.6691 and 0.5104 against the EUR and GBP. ... [more]  

Huge concrete modules built by a local Geelong manufacturer will be installed in Victorian waters to create one of the largest artificial reefs in the state. Visiting family owned local concreter Bates Pipes and Products today, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said the concrete, custom made reef modules will be a great boost to Geelong’s industry and economy. ... [more]  

January 16, 2015: The NZD rose to 0.7820, while the AUD jumped back above 0.8200, boosted by a promising fall in Unemployment. Turmoil in currency markets is likely to play out over the next couple of trading days while commodities have also been hit with the volatility stick! ... [more]  

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 15 - World Bank drops growth guess
Neil Pryde retires as head of Pryde Group
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Win a holiday to South West France
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options
SE Asia tanker hijacks rose in 2014 - IMB report reveals
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 14 - Europe ignores reality
Laser Training News from Performance Sailcraft
Sunstream® introduces Swiftshield™ automatic boat cover
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announce renewed sponsorship agreement
Haines Signature introduces carbon kevlar for 2015
RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony 2015 - Tickets now on sale
Phuket International Boat Show - Asia's leading consumer boat show
Sydney Sailboat Expo - A meeting place for Sailors
McConaghy Boats dominate 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 13 - Market jitters as oil falls
London Boat Show - The Green Blue’s digital guides launched
Marine Rescue NSW - Funding boost for tower announced
Phuket International Boat Show - Show of choice for new launches
CWM FX London Boat Show – Henri Lloyd Merchandise launched
Super Boat International announce official fuel supplier
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show unveils speaker line up 2015   
Southern Spars 'retro-rigged' Wild Oats takes a record 8th line win   
Phuket International Boat Show - Record numbers on opening day   
London Boat Show - Come and say hello to Ben Ainslie Racing Team   
FHS work with Hart Marine on new use for polyethylene pipe   
London Boat Show - Beds on Board launches   
Phuket International Boat Show 2015 biggest showcase yet   
Clipper Yacht Race announces official navigation software supplier   
AMM takes small plate boats upmarket into ‘Sea Class’   
BAR HQ will provide a showcase for clean energy   
Sail-World - New Media Sales opportunity   
Clipper Race announces sponsorship extensions with long-term partners   
Toronto Boat Show Ocean Sailing Forum - Learn from cruising experts   
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Suzuki Marine Safety Boat competition   
AMM takes small plate boats upmarket into 'Sea Class'   
Phuket International Boat Show preview   
Second ISAF Approved Training Centre successfully audited   
Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 31 - It's all Greek   
Icarus Sailing Media and Magic Marine continue partnership + Video   


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
  







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 WAS MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT