Across the world, a sanctuary for fish and marine life is just that. But not in NSW any more.
Only 80 out of 2140 kilometres of NSW coastal waters are set aside as sanctuaries. Irrespective, since March the Premier has allowed fishing from the shore back into them.
If the imbalance between what we take and what we conserve isn’t already clear, consider this: 93 per cent of NSW waters are open to fishing and more than 80 per cent of the state’s six marine parks are open to fishing.
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