MARINE Fishers Association members are pleased by the commitment of the state government and opposition to reform South Australia’s marine scalefish industry.
The government announced it will spend $20million buying back up to a third of marine scalefish fishing licences – about 80 longline and 20 net fishing licences. The commercial fishery will be expected to help with the buyback process.
New zoning and quota management regulations will also be introduced.
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