Government cuts and poor public attitude to commercial fishing depressing New South Wales fishermen

“Generations of fishers, their fathers before them and their fathers before them, have been fishing and then suddenly…someone comes along and says ‘you can’t fish there any more’,” she said. “They can’t deal with it because they’re so powerless and the smaller…the industry gets, the harder it is to be able to defend.” “It breaks down families, it brings divorce, it brings suicide, so it’s the responsibility of our minister to understand the stress that’s being brought to bear.” City developments affect water quality and fish stocks  Read the rest  11:03

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