Extremism and Zealotry – A threat to the Commercial Fishing Industry

WA’s most senior fisheries scientist has lamented the growing disconnect between consumers and the fishing industry, saying demands that it have no effect on the environment are becoming unrealistic. Rick Fletcher, executive director of research at the Fisheries Department, said sensibilities increasingly dictated the way Australian fisheries were managed and something would “eventually have to give”. Citing Australia’s zero-tolerance to the incidental catch of species such as dolphins — some of which are protected but not endangered,,, Read the rest here 15:15

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