GREEN’S RADICAL NPA REPORT
GET’S GOVERNMENT BOOT
After a few weeks of playing to and fro with the NSW Premier Nathan Rees via e-mails, last night I received the reply we were after.
The e-mail is from the Deputy Premier Carmel Tebbutt (pictured), or should we say Mrs Andrew Albanese, which contains the words Hundreds of Thousands FISHER PEOPLE in NSW have been awaiting.
“The NSW Government HAS NOT ACCEPTED recommendations in a report submitted by lobby and radical greenie group, National Parks Association (NPA).
This is a huge win for all that helped out in this campaign, for honest environmentalist common sense. It also is a LONG OVERDUE kick in the backside for the NPA AND THEIR ILLINFORMED SUPPORTERS, along with the NCC, NCMG, FOD, Coastwatchers and EVERY GREEN GROUP that supported the NPA in their push to have taken away from the people OUR OCEAN and OUR RIGHTS to fish.
The NSW Premier and his Deputy are to be congratulated on having the guts to tell these RATBAGS they do not dictate their fictional views on government with the easy they have enjoyed for far too long.
They may have considered that almost every household in Australia has a fishing rod, and removing peoples fishing rights will remove any government from office who chooses to take radical green reports in lieu of honest environmnetal concern for controlled fishing. Your Lock it up policy appeasing the green vote Mr Rees will not work with the maganitude of recreational fishing people votes – this you may count on.
We know that the NPA report has been sent to the (MPA) “Marine Parks Authority” for their consideration and that report will be very interesting, considering the MPA is run by (NPWS) National Parks & Wildlife Services, just who would be game to put their name on the return paper to the Premier or his Deputy.
The this decision will be around for a hell of a long time, and we the real people will make sure of that, BUT!… we must get on with the business of making sure we ALL retain OUR RIGHTS.
Coastal Rights Association
The Email to Jack Tait Chairman Coastal Rights Association:
Our reference: MD09/38
22 July 2009
Mr John Tait
Dear Mr Tait
Thank you for your email regarding the National Parks Association’s (NPA)report, The Torn Blue Fringe. The National Parks Association is a nongovernment organisation and its report has generated significant community debate.
It is important to note that the NSW Government has not accepted the recommendations in the NPA report. The report has been referred to the Marine Parks Authority for analysis and advice.
The NSW Government has a strong commitment to consulting and working with communities to achieve improvements in marine conservation. Marine parks are an important strategy in this conservation approach and we now have six marine parks covering approximately 345 000 hectares (or one third) of NSW waters to help do this.
At the same time, the NSW Government also recognises that there are other ways to protect our precious marine environment. For example, the coastal area between Newcastle and Shellharbour already contains 10 aquatic reserves and 17 National Parks and nature reserves that include marine habitats.
I also want to clarify the inaccurate claim that total fishing bans apply in the State’s marine parks. The simple fact is that between 72.5% and 88% of marine park areas remain available for fishing.
The NSW Government’s present priorities are to complete reviews of the zoning plans for two parks – Solitary Islands and Jervis Bay. These reviews are undergoing active public consultation to ensure they continue to meet their objectives and continue to balance the interests of park users and conservation.
While the NSW Government has indicated that it has no plans for additional marine parks at this time, we will ensure that our existing marine parks continue to protect marine biodiversity and provide opportunities for sustainable use and enjoyment.
Thank you for raising your concerns with me. I trust this information is of assistance.
Carmel Tebbutt MP
Minister for Environment and Climate Change
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