Posted by: Bob Payne | May 7, 2011

Australian government releases draft marine parks plan

The federal government’s draft marine parks plan for Australia’s south-west will affect the commercial fishing industry, but the Environment Minister says it will be compensated. Environment Minister Tony Burke today released the long-awaited draft maps that cover Western Australia’s south-west, from the coast off Geraldton through to Esperance, as well as the Great Australian Bight extension off South Australia.

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