Coffs Coast Advocate: Don’t fish marine parks: report has found

MORE than six months after the NSW Government opened up marine sanctuaries to recreational fishing, a new report is warning the pastime can have as much damage as its commercial counterparts.
The Centre for Policy Development report by former World Bank economist Caroline Hoisington said the state’s six marine parks were already delivering economic benefits to local communities, bringing an estimated $2.4 million to places like Jervis Bay.
Meanwhile, in the Solitary Islands off Coffs Harbour there are “preliminary indications” that certain fish, such as red morwong, were appearing in greater numbers in sanctuary zones.
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