Public meetings this week for SA Rec fishing review

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SOUTH Australians are being reminded of meetings being held in Port Lincoln, Ceduna and Whyalla this week to inform the community and seek feedback on a range of options to manage recreational fishing.

The meetings will provide the community with further information on three key documents released to the public earlier this month.

Meeting dates as follows:

  • Port Lincoln, Tuesday 16 February, 7.15pm-8.45pm **NOTE NEW PORT LINCOLN VENUE** Port Lincoln Hotel Ballroom, 1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln.
  • Ceduna, Wednesday 17 February, 7.00pm-8.30pm The Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna.
  • Whyalla, Thursday 18 February, 7.00pm-8.30pm Westland Hotel Motel, 100 McDouall Stuart Avenue, Whyalla Norrie

The documents include the Draft management plan for recreational fishing in South Australia; a Review of size, bag and boat limits in South Australia’s recreational fishing sector, marine and freshwater; and Management options for King George Whiting in South Australia.

Representatives from PIRSA and SARDI will be on-hand to listen to community views and answer any questions related to the management options that have been proposed.

PIRSA Acting Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Alice Fistr, said the meetings will provide an important opportunity for the State Government to discuss proposed changes with the community.

“We invite the community to attend this week’s meetings and have their say on the future management of our recreational fishing industry – an important aspect of life in South Australia,” Ms Fistr said.

“These documents will inform management arrangements needed to ensure long-term sustainability and equitable sharing of the fish populations that support our important recreational fishery.”

Community consultation is underway and open for submissions until Friday, 29 April 2016.

The public can also access the documents and provide feedback online by visiting the SA Fisheries website.

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