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Author: Dirk Sieling

Give the gulf a chance!

To be clear, Legasea is not opposed to commercial fishing as claimed by Doug. What Legasea opposes are fishing methods that are both indiscriminate and destructive, especially when they bring a lower return. Legasea supports more artisanal methods such as long lining and potting that bring a much higher return per kg of fish. Such methods are ideally suited to a marine park having less impact and being more selective. Commercial fishers, by being hand in glove with MPI, already enjoy considerable advantages over recreational fishers, such as the right to start taking scallops 1 month before...

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