|Tony Abbott meets Marine Industry heads|
|Friday, 18 June 2010 08:52|
Marine Queensland CEO, Don Jones and Far North Queensland Region Chairman, Wayne Bayne met with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott along with Senators Ian MacDonald and Brett Mason in Cairns on 11 June to discuss a range of key marine industry concerns.
Key issues raised with Mr Abbott included the current Bioregional Planning Process, particularly with the Coral Sea declaration as a conservation zone outside of the process and the proposed marine parks in the Fraser Coast region, the impending review of zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, recreational fishing and the state of the marine industry in Queensland.
Don Jones congratulated the Opposition Leader on his comments supporting the marine industry and his willingness to incorporate key industry concerns into national Coalition Policy.