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Qld minister spares Marine Parks from fishing

May 12, 2014

The Queensland Government won’t proceed with a proposal to allow recreational fishing in one of Moreton Bay’s marine national parks (Scotts Point ‘green zones’) and that there are no plans to change other marine national parks, Minister for National Parks Steve Dickson announced.

Fiona Maxwell, Marine Campaigner for Australian Marine Conservation Society congratulated the government for making the right decision last week.

“The Queensland Government has clearly considered the science and real community sentiment towards our marine national parks.”

“This decision sends a clear message to the Federal Government who are about to launch a review of Australia’s offshore marine parks that the debate over marine national parks has turned a corner,” Ms Maxwell said.

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