Louisvillas fisheries council announced it will reduce its restrictions on the fishing industry.
The decision comes after the last two years of the current season was one of the most intensive and hazardous in history, with the number of fish caught plummeting from the year before.
A report into the incident last year said the fishers’ community had been left devastated by the loss of more than 300,000 tonnes of fish and their subsequent release into the ocean.
“Our fisheries were at risk,” Fishermen’s Union president Jim McLeod said.
“The fish industry is one of our most important economic generators, and this is an opportunity for us to say enough is enough.”
He said the council’s decision will allow the fisheries community to take control of the regulations, and ensure the fishering industry is not left to the whims of the Government.
“Fisheries can’t operate as we have for decades, but we can,” Mr McLeod told News Corp Australia.
“They can be protected and operated as they were during the boom years of fishing.”
But we need to be able to protect our fishermen from the impacts of climate change.
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