Dear Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten
I Fish and I Vote
I am one of Australia's 5 million recreational fishers. I am concerned about the threat of supertrawlers and marine park lock outs to the future of Australia’s favourite pastime.
This election I want to know two things:
I love my fishing and want my family and future generations to be able to enjoy this great Aussie pastime.
In fact I'll be voting on it.
Thank you for adding your voice to our campaign.
Right now, there’s a handful of lobbyists walking around Parliament House in Canberra, making our Government nervous about saving our national marine environment- and they could do serious damage. They’re claiming recreational fishers, like you and me harm our marine environment and should be locked out of our unique estuaries, seas and oceans. But that’s simply not true. READ MORE
Qld Liberals Nationals Dissallowance Motion threatens Net Free Zones. The proposed net free zones in Qld are under threat from the Liberal- Nationals who have lodged a disallowance motion against the legislation that will make the net free zones law! READ MORE
New Labor Government commits to commercial netting buyouts. The Palaszczuk Government has committed to establishing net free fishing zones in north and central Queensland and Moreton Bay could be next. READ MORE
Peter Hendy member for Eden - Monaro – can stop the Geelong Star from fishing our recreational fishing spots and potentially impacting on our local coastal communities.
We want Peter Hendy to put the interests of Australia’s local coastal communities before the interests of a foreign owned factory freezer vessel and say no to the Geelong Star fishing the NSW south coast and other coastal communities around Australia! READ MORE
Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury River are under threat and so is your fishing future. Too many commercial nets and marine park lockouts threaten these areas. Take action to create world class recreational fishing havens in these areas and keep enjoying these unique locations into the future. READ MORE
Thanks to your help with the campaign, newly elected Labour government commits $20 million to removing commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay. For an update on what is happening now, READ MORE