President Doug Saunders-Loder Questions MPA Process
I attach the following
newspaper article regarding the circus pretending
to be called a Marine Protected
It is clear that not only
the fishing industry are disenfranchised by the process. The
locals are indicating publically that they too, are less
than 'happy campers'.
Minister, this is a Labour
driven policy that you should divorce yourself
I note within your recently
released Fisheries 2030 Report that actions to support
Environment Outcomes include the following strategic actions
Action = 'Implement a REVISED marine protected area
policy and legal framework'.
I understand that this was
approved by cabinet just recently and believe that this
is a far more acceptable approach than the process
that has occurred to date.
If you want to save some
money and provide people with the confidence to participate
in reviewing the MPA Policy and legal framework going forward
you would be far better to knock the current process on
To date, the entire process
has upset a whole lot of people. People that will miss
out on future oppurtunities in the face of a biased and
unsubstantiated process that recommends 'locking out' as the
only tool for environmental protection. All of that
in an unbalanced and arbitrary manner.
I respectfully urge you to
intervene, stop this process and stay true to your Fisheries
2030 Strategy which has the support of your political
colleagues and I'm sure, a great many voters.