Unrealistic fees for WA recreational fishers

This petition will be used to lobby the state government of Western Australia to reconsider the unreasonable recreational fishing licence fees introduced by Minister Norman Moore.

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The petition has been set up by an individual to facilitate the voicing of concerns of local Western Australian recreational boat fishers.

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http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/media/index.php0000&mr=641

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    Gazza, Australia

    2 years ago Comments: the fees are rediculusly HIGH
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    Joe Hughes, Australia

    4 years ago Comments: I have no issue for what is far and reasonable. The fact is for most boaties that i know, there is more to life than just fishing, as we all lead busy lives with families and work commitments. I own a boat and I'm lucky to take it out once a month, whether it's due to outside commitments or because the weather doesn't suit. To top it off there is a two month clousure where we can't target the demersal spicies in any case. All anyone wants is for the govenment to be far and reasonable, charging excessive amounts will only allow the very few that can afford it to fish and deffinately not whole families. Just remember it wasn't so long ago where it was considered a way to enjoy time with the family and allow the children to learn and appreciate what fishing is all about, definately not if the current proposal goes ahead. I see yesterday in IGA the excessive supply of In-season Pink Snapper has driven the price down to $11.99/kg, That's sell price to the public! I wonder what the wholesale cost is, $4 maybe. How is this justified when the ture cost to recreational boaties is more like $30/kg when you taking into account all the licensing and operating costs, the government should reconsider the catch rate of Pro Fishermen as they are basically giving the fish away at that price.
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