Lobby Group RecFishWest Caught Out On Misleading And Alarmist Anti-Marine Park Fear Campaign

Thankfully there is a voice of reason amongst the overblown, alarmist and unreasonable campaign against marine parks.

The Happy Squid Blog

ABC today revealed that there are internal tensions in the recreational fishing community about the extent to which the current “Keep Australia Fishing” fear campaign against new marine parks has sought to misrepresent the truth.

Listen to the story or read the transcript here.

I’ve had a look online and found the documents referred to in the story, minutes of the Australian Angling Association meeting where Recfishwest says in its official report to the association:

Most articles and media statements are misleading, inaccurate, alarmist, mischievous, or aimed at stirring up people. Sure there are suspect political reasons for some decisions, and some are not supported by sound science aimed at the real threats, however talking of “vast areas locked away from recreational fishermen” is simply wrong and alarmist. 

And

The map tells a story. Look at the map online and you be the judge. Do the white areas deserve…

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