What’s fishy about our water?

Yesterday Environment Minister Tony Burke announced that Australia will be setting the standard for marine protection with the creation of the world’s largest network of marine parks.

The network will be made up of five main zones in offshore waters surrounding every state and territory.

Environmentalists are rejoicing the landmark decision to protect our oceans, but for the Australian fishing industry the tide has taken a turn for the worse.

Angus Randall spoke to Brian Jeffriess from the Commonwealth Fisheries Association about the concerns of the fishing industry.


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Producer: Sophie McKay

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