Save Our Marine Life
Save Our Marine Life

NSW Premier Mike Baird prepares to steer Coalition government through the final 11 months of its first parliamentary term

Apr 27, 2014In the media

…Mr Baird also indicated he wanted to improve protections for the state’s marine life, after the government has drawn fire for allowing fishing in marine sanctuary zones.

“I have a strong view on protecting our marine environment,” he said.

The government said last year it would not enforce fishing bans in marine sanctuary zones across the state, and would consider permanently lifting the prohibition.

The move has created consternation among conservationists and local businesses, who are concerned about impacts on the environment and tourism.

Asked about fishing being allowed in marine sanctuary zones, Mr Baird indicated he wanted more protection for marine life.

Marine sanctuaries at risk