An expert scientific panel has warned of broad environmental risks of a […] Read More »
The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help […] Read More »
Environmental groups have blasted Environment Minister Greg Hunt for taking credit for […] Read More »
Over the past 18 months, both federal and NSW governments have abandoned […] Read More »
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As a dive business owner of more than 20 years, my local MP’s recent public commitment to boost protection for the marine environment was music to my ears. My local MP is now the Premier of NSW, but talk is cheap and the state’s reputation for nature-based tourism is at risk if Mike Baird does not now follow through. Read More »
New state Environment Minister Rob Stokes shares a passion for the ocean with Premier Mike Baird and has vowed to enhance protection of marine areas during his tenure.
The politicians are close friends, keen surfers and serve beachside electorates – Stokes in Pittwater and Baird in Manly.
Mr Stokes said a key priority for the Baird government would be to strengthen marine park protection. Read More »
The O’Farrell government remains divided over to whether to make permanent a so-called amnesty allowing anglers to fish in marine parks, delaying a decision possibly until after the elections next March. Read More »
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