Toxic Truth – Brave Fishermen shut down their fishery

Newcastle Australia – Commercial fishers met at the Newcastle co-op on Thursday to discuss their options before they decided to place a voluntary ban on prawn trawling in the Hunter River because of contamination concerns. Robert Gauta, the manager of the Newcastle Commercial Fisherman’s co-op said the decision was “brave”. “It is going to have huge impacts for these people and it’s going to be felt right across the commercial fishing industry in the Hunter,” he said. “They could have gone back to work [but] they don’t want to be the ones whose produce it later turns out is going to harm people. Read the article here 18:21

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