Throw a line to recreational fishing and have your say

The State Liberals are urging recreational fishers to attend the only meeting in metropolitan Adelaide tonight to have their voices heard on a range of proposed measures, including changes to size, bag and boat limits.
 
The State Government has put forward a proposed reduction in bag limits for several species including Garfish, Blue Swimmer Crabs, Tommy Ruff and major changes to the way King George Whiting can be fished.

The State Liberals are urging recreational fishers to attend the only meeting in metropolitan Adelaide tonight to have their voices heard on a range of proposed measures, including changes to size, bag and boat limits.
 
The State Government has put forward a proposed reduction in bag limits for several species including Garfish, Blue Swimmer Crabs, Tommy Ruff and major changes to the way King George Whiting can be fished.
 
“The 2013/14 recreational fishing survey reports that 185,000 of the State’s 277,000 recreational fishers reside in Adelaide,” said Shadow Minister for Recreation and Sport Tim Whetstone.
 
“It is critical the voices of recreational fishers and fishing communities are heard through the public consultation phase and that any concerns are taken very seriously as these proposed measures will change the way the industry currently operates.
 
“The recreational fishing sector is a strong economic driver with more than one in six South Australians, interstate and international visitors enjoying recreational fishing.
 
“Any recreational fishers who have concerns about the proposed changes or wish to ask questions of PIRSA about the review are encouraged to attend the public meeting and provide feedback during the consultation period.”
 
“It would be extremely disappointing if the Weatherill Labor Government went into this public consultation with a pre-determined outcome,” said Shadow Minister for Fisheries David Ridgway.
 
“The Government must genuinely listen to any concerns raised and incorporate that feedback into any decisions made.
 
“I encourage all South Australians with an interest in fishing to attend tonight’s meeting and have their say.”
 
 
Tonight’s meeting will be held at the Glenelg Comfort Inn Haven Marina, 6-10 Adelphi Terrace, Glenelg, from 7pm-8:30pm.

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