Good news for recreational fishing in Australia, as the Coalition government “swept to power in a landslide election victory.”
That’s because the Coalition seems much more rational about resource management than the previous Labor government, which was backed by anti-fishing extremists.
According to Fishing World:
“It is likely, insiders say, that the new government would favour ‘protecting what needs protecting’ but not necessarily banning fishing.
“The Coalition’s approach to marine protection is likely to be a bitter pill for the various anti-fishing groups, which have long campaigned for no compromise lockouts.”
Read the rest of the story here.
And, by the way, if you think that a similar anti-fishing movement isn’t actively campaigning to close off public waters to anglers in this country, you aren’t paying attention. The Obama Administration has especially emboldened them. Some of them are serving in it, in agencies such as the National Park Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. And many others are helping shape policy.