Labor's crab quota clawback causing crisis

Published:

Commercial fishers up and down the coast are ringing the alarm bells after the Palaszczuk Labor Government released its plans to slash fishing quotas.

LNP Shadow Minister for Fisheries Tony Perrett and Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen met with local commercial fishers in Hervey Bay today to discuss the impacts of Labor's draft quota on the region's commercial fishing industry.

"Labor's proposed changes to crab, trawl and inshore fishing quotas are failing not only commercial fishers but also the communities they support," Mr Perrett said.

"These proposed changes have real world impacts as they immediately devalue licenses and make it harder for commercial fishers to make a living.

"Under the proposed changes, crab fishery allocations will receive between 40 to 68 per cent of their average catch resulting in an average of 30 to 60 per cent loss of income.

"We have heard testimonies from commercial fishers with decades of experience saying these changes will be the end of them.

"Many commercial fishers will be forced to leave the industry and lose their livelihoods.

"It's shameful that Labor refuses to conduct an open and transparent regulatory impact statement – just like they did during the Vessel Monitoring System rollout."

Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen said local commercial fishers had been left in the dark and were yet to be shown the justification, science, and rationale behind the quota changes.

"Queensland's fisheries stocks are in great shape according to the 2018 Australian Fish Stocks Reports," Mr Sorensen said.

"It's time to put science and transparency into fisheries – Labor need to go back to the drawing board with these unfair quota allocations.

"Labor have an anti-fishing agenda and want to destroy Hervey Bay's commercial fishing industry.

"Only the LNP will fight for the hard-working men and women in Queensland's fisheries to save local jobs."

 
Business Business & Economy Political Primary Industries Queensland Government
Social:   

LNP : Liberal National Party :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill QLD 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
07 3844 0388
LNP :  Liberal National Party
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Labor ignores mine safety overhaul 13 January 2020 | The Palaszczuk Labor Government must stop playing politics and put the wellbeing of miners first, following another fatal incident at a Queensland mine site. More information...
LNP demands action on chroming crisis 13 January 2020 | Labor must urgently address the chroming crisis that's damaging the lives of hundreds of Queensland kids, the LNP said today. More information...
Labor keeping farmers in the dark 08 January 2020 | When the Palaszczuk Labor Government came to power in 2015 it promised openness and accountability, but this appears to be another broken promise. More information...
Unemployment rate remains worst in nation 19 December 2019 | More than 170,000 Queenslanders will be out of work this Christmas with ABS figures revealing the state’s unemployment rate remained the highest in the nation under Labor. More information...
Queenslanders get their chance to have their say on bushfires 16 December 2019 | Queenslanders are being given a chance to can have their say on the effectiveness of land management policy and the frequency of bushfires. More information...
Jackie Trad hands out more jobs for Labor mates 13 December 2019 | In the aftermath of a Crime and Corruption Commission probe and amid allegations of interfering in the appointment of a local principal, Jackie Trad has dished out a number of key government positions to Labor... More information...
Labor gives $35,000 grant to animal extremists 13 December 2019 | The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been caught red handed giving money to its anti-farming animal extremist mates in the form of a $35,000 Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant*. More information...
Labor locks in more debt and higher unemployment 12 December 2019 | The soaring debt, lower growth and higher unemployment forecast in today’s Budget update shows Labor has broken the Queensland economy, LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander said. More information...
Queensland elective surgery wait list blowout 11 December 2019 | A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows Queensland hospital waiting lists blowing out under the Palaszczuk Labor Government. More information...
Queenslanders urged to have their say on bushfires 11 December 2019 | Queenslanders can have their say on the effectiveness of land management policy and the frequency of bushfires, as part of a Federal Government review. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service