Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Marine Scalefish Fishery

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:33): Supplementary: can the minister explain, then, why she has calculated the quota unit fee as the cost of managing the four quota species evenly divided by four and therefore not taking into consideration the number of units or quotas available per species?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:33): The advisory committee that I mentioned earlier had multiple discussions. They have come up with a number of different scenarios. I understand that the MFA, the Marine Fishers Association, has written to me or to the department—I haven't as yet seen that letter—with some questions around the methodology, and my department is going to be working through those with them. As always, we are happy to continue to discuss concerns with stakeholders.