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Pushed Out – Mornington fishing business Hutchins Brothers faces closure

GENERATIONS of Neville Hutchins’ family have been net fishing the waters off Mornington and Mt Martha since 1860.  But a $20 million State Government plan to phase out commercial netting in Port Phillip and Corio bays over the next eight years means he may be the last in that proud line. Mr Hutchins and his brother Dalton sell locally caught fish — including salmon, snapper and whiting — from their small shed on Fishermans Beach in Mornington. Read the rest here 11:45