Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Snapper Fishery

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:34): Supplementary: on information currently before it and its commitment to the reliance on scientific data, is the government likely to extend the snapper ban, given the concerns that have been raised by MFA?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:34): It would be premature to be talking about what we will or won't do. The MSFMAC is the appropriate body to provide recommendations. Science, of course, is one of the most important parts of that, but I will wait for those recommendations, and then a decision will be forthcoming following that.