Sydney Morning Herald: Reserves plan bows to oil and gas

FISHERMEN claim they are the ”soft target” in a proposed network of marine reserves they say will harm their industry while largely leaving alone the more lucrative offshore oil and gas business.
The Environment Minister, Tony Burke, is expected to finalise the plan for the marine reserves, which will stretch around Australia and curb commercial and recreation fishing, this week. It will create the world’s largest marine protection area with a new Coral Sea reserve extending beyond the Great Barrier Reef.
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