AFTA and KAF need your help on Marine Parks

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THE Australian Fishing Tackle Association and Keep Australia Fishing are seeking your help in supporting the latest version of the Federal Government's Marine Park Plan, which they say provide a more balance aproach between marine protection and use if the marine estate by recreational anglers.

AFTA is asking you to complete a simple registration form to ensure your letter goes to your local MP. You can access the registration form and letter HERE.

You only need to enter your email, name, postcode and individual comment and it automatically goes to your local member.

"We are currently nearly 75% through a consultation period for the latest Marine Park proposal by the Government," saysd AFTA's Colin Tannahill.

"The latest proposal is much more recreational fisher friendly than any of the previous proposals over that last 8 years or so.

"We believe this may be the last proposal before the Marine Park system is finalised in the shorter term at least.

"The Australian Fishing Trade Association AFTA supports the latest proposal and thanks the Government for listening to our voices and ensuring access for recreational fishers to most fishing grounds.

"Therefore we are supporting the Keep Australia Fishing letter being sent to local MPs."


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