Minister Hodgkinson reverses decision and reinstates state vessel catch limits

1st June 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

STATEMENT FROM MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES KATRINA HODGKINSON

The NSW Government has listened to stakeholder concerns and will not make changes to trip limits for NSW commercial fishers, original restrictions will remain.

In the interests of working collaboratively with all our stakeholders and ensuring the risks and impacts of changes to fishing limits have been fully identified and assessed, I have asked the Department to reinstate the pre-existing limits and to now work closely with the Commonwealth and stakeholders to develop effective, efficient cross-jurisdictional management arrangements.

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