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Fishermen get that sinking feeling: New industry plans could squeeze out smaller family-owned operators

“Why do they have to get rid of small businesses just to make room for big business?’’ he said. “They do it with everything — look at the farms.’’ Australian Marine Alliance board member and fifth-generation commercial fisherman Jason Davidson said fishermen fear a plan to consolidate the industry and reduce latent shareholders will squeeze out smaller family-owned operators and open the gates for ­foreign ownership. Read more here 16:53