ABC Rural, 12 September 2012
CPD Fellow and marine economist defends proposed marine reserves, as the FV-Margiris exits stage-left…
…leaving in its wake heated national debate over sustainable fishing practices. Following the passage of legislative sanctions preventing the Dutch supertrawler from fishing in Australian waters, discordant scientific opinion has surfaced over the foresight, or lack thereof, of the government’s last-minute back-flip.
The controversy over the supertrawler’s capacity for overfishing has re-directed media interest towards the broader issue of sustainable marine reserves. CPD Fellow Caroline Hoisington was on hand to dispel exaggerated claims made by the commercial fishing groups opposed to the reserves.