Episode 146 - Scott Mitchell SAVE OUR FLATS
On Episode 146, Yep, we are not going to let this go... there is still a wild amount of apathy amongst rec fishers who's lives and businesses the Great Sandy Straits Marin Park Zoning Proposal effects. So on this show we got the one guy who has been tirelessly promoting change for 17 years while many sat and watched. On this episode we get Scott Mitchell on who honestly needs a flat named after him if this goes through!! The guy could have easily sat back at BBQ's and talked about how good it could be if the GSMP had true conservation zones, but he did something and did it in an unwavering manner at the risk of his personal safety on land and on the water, in addition to his actions affecting his non fishing related business.... Scotto has everything to lose with us and the environment having everything to gain.
Everything Scotto says on this show can be backed up from independent sources... nothing he is hearsay. The GSMP is a world heritage listed are that allows gill netting amongst other forms of commercial fishing in true conservation zones.... by removing the part that allows this ( referred to as red cross hatching) the GSMP will be for the greater part net free. PLEASE go and sign the online submission form here - https://intheloop.des.qld.gov.au/great-sandy-marine-park-zoning-plan
We hear on the show how some of the commercial sector use bullying and intimidation techniques on Scotto and surrounding businesses. We also hear the overwhelming support that they show behind the scenes for fear of being seen as a supporter of conservation and the Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance. Please show your support... what happens here reflects on all rec fishers... those with heavy commercial netting in their area should be very keen on how this unfolds as this could very well be a foundation that highlights both the economic and environmental bounce back that seals the deal for your local area as a net free zone.
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