Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

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Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

Post by ScottoHB » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:17 am

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I am passing this information on to all Recreational Fishers and Boaters as originally posted by Derek Bullock on another web site The first is a poster from the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia. The second section is a suggested email to the Prime Minister that you are all welcome to copy and paste.

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To: 'kevin.rudd@aph.gov.au'

Subject: Start to listen to Aussie Fisho's and Boaters, or lose our vote!

Dear Prime Minister

Recreational fishers and boaties are sick of being ignored when it comes to your Government establishing marine parks or changing zoning as was done by Minister Garrett in the Coral Sea case, or when Government decides what fish need to be protected and the best way to do that. We are tired of you simply declaring our fishing grounds as “no take” or “no human activity” rather than addressing the real threats to sustainability.

In addition, the bioregional planning process your Government has initiated is universally regarded in recreational fishing and boating circles as a joke, with predetermined outcomes influenced by the only people your Government seems to listen to or meet with: environmentalists.

What happened to the genuine engagement that you promised us when elected?

Enough is enough! Its time you listened to us and take our views seriously.

I for one will not vote for you again unless I see some dramatic changes in not only what you say about these matters, but what you do.

The Boating & Fishing Council of Australia represents us in these matters – please get on the phone to them now and sort this mess out!

Regards
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I also suggest emailing the PM & Garrett Directly @

http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/Email_your_PM

http://www.alp.org.au/people/email/garrett_peter.php

You will need to include your details & just cut & paste the text above.

I just hope that rec anglers finally get off their collective @#$ses & voice thier oppinion ?

Regards Scotto
So Many Fish - So little time !

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Re: Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

Post by ScottoHB » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:49 pm

There's some more great information here as well - http://www.fishingdvd.com.au/fishing_issues_1.php

Lets give this one a 110% effort team - Scotto :!:
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Re: Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

Post by Big_unit » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:54 pm

Hi Scott,

Some great info there, good work.

One small problem though when I sent my email to Mr.Rudd.

This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail server.
The reasons given by the server are included to help you determine why
each recipient was rejected.

Recipient: <'kevin.rudd@aph.gov.au>
Reason: 5.7.1 <'kevin.rudd@aph.gov.au>: Recipient address rejected: Access denied


Please reply to <Postmaster@mx.bigpond.com>
if you feel this message to be in error.


So I guess he will never read my / our concerns ???

Cheers
James

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Re: Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

Post by ScottoHB » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks for the heads up - They may be onto it & spammed the addresses ?

You can also emailing the PM & Garrett Directly @

http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/Email_your_PM

http://www.alp.org.au/people/email/garrett_peter.php

Thanks Scotto
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Re: Recreational Boating & Fishing At A Crossroads

Post by ScottoHB » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:24 am

Spoke with Dean Logan yesterday & can now confirm the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) website is Live & can be found at http://www.bfca.com.au

Keep those emails & calls going through :mrgreen:

Regards Scotto
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