Rife with regulations: 50-year fisherman sells over demands

AFTER half a century working at sea, Daniel Pope says the increase in regulations has forced him to retire from the fishing industry. The 67-year-old commercial fisherman has sold his prawn trawler to a Cairns buyer, and will step off the boat for the last time on January 17. Over the past 50 years, Mr Pope has witnessed the industry grow and evolve and said the increase in regulations was getting out of hand.  “I believe the fishery is the best I’ve seen it, or as good as I’ve seen it in 50 years,” he said.  click here to read the story 15:19

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