Caroline Hoisington | The Toowoomba Chronicle, 12 September 2012

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CPD Fellow counters overblown industry claims with hard facts

Recent claims made about the potential loss of 9700 jobs among recreational and commercial fishers, as a result of the government’s marine park plan, have been exaggerated by lobbyists representing business interests.  Citing data produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that reveal that the job and revenue losses predicted by lobbyists are at odds with research findings, CPD Fellow Caroline Hoisington restores an informed approach to the debate over the value of sustainable marine reserves.

“These claims are not credible in light of the detailed and careful assessment conducted by the ABARES for the regulatory impact statement on the new marine reserves.”

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