a large dutch vessel stealing our fish, i smell RABOBANK.
seriously, if we apply the same principles as we do to the mining industry
"THE RESOURCES OF THE OCEAN ARE THE PROPERTY OF ALL ORRRRSTRALIANS"
then it would be a good idea to value add and use these resources in the best way.
government and senior bureaucrat model : rubbish like this which gives them a few measley dollars in their coffers for tons and tons of fish.
community and ground root model (YAY
) community organizations with no government support, providing fitness and employment to thousands of retail and local lure and boating and fishing groups. organizations like squidders akff fishing comp or ABT bream , or KFT tournaments
total cost to the fishery for a year of such grass roots activities : about 20 kilos of bream removed for a weigh in and then returned.
having said that, i will certainly sign the petition in the knowledge it will achieve nothing.
maybe we need that american dude on the sea sheppard to ram the bastard.