Labor votes in favour of destroying Queensland's fishing industry

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The livelihoods of fishers are on the line and the cost of seafood is set to soar, thanks to Labor's flawed commercial and recreational fishing regulations.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing this vital industry.

"The LNP supports a sustainable fishing industry but Labor hasn't got the balance right and the consultation process has been a sham," Ms Frecklington said.

"These new regulations will cost jobs.

"Today's disallowance motion moved by the LNP was supported by the Queensland Seafood Industry, Moreton Bay Seafood Industry Association and the Gulf of Carpentaria Commercial Fisherman Association.

"Annastacia Palaszczuk's priorities are all wrong."

LNP Shadow Minister for Fisheries Tony Perrett said recreational fishers face a reduction in the total take of mud crabs, new limits for blue swimmer crabs and a decrease in the possession limit for pippis.

"Fishers want a sustainable industry but Labor has put that at risk due to these reforms which have been rammed through," Mr Perrett said.

"Labor's anti-jobs, anti-regions and anti-fishing regulation changes are nothing short of a disgrace and they're not based on science but petty politics instead.

"Fisheries Minister Mark Furner needs to release the science he is using to justify these draconian changes.

"This is yet another fail from Annastacia Palaszczuk and her embattled Minister who don't care about jobs or the costs to consumers."

 
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