Fisheries Debate Over Marine Parks Heats Up On Eve of Australia’s General Election
The war of words is heating up in Australia as the country readies itself for another general election tomorrow. Among many contentious issues is whether Australia’s fisheries resources are sustainably managed and whether an agressive plan to expand the creation of marine parks -- in which commercial fishing would not be allowed -- should be continued.
The current debate was triggered a year ago when a paper written by lead author Graham J. Edgar declared the 31 percent decline in catch over the past decade meant that...
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