URGENT ACTION NEEDED. RESPOND TO PROPOSED NATIONAL MARINE PARK.

We URGENTLY need your input to the response required by the parks Australia proposed National Marine Park, THE CMR.

Chairpersons Please make sure that any clubs I've missed get a copy of this.
I will also be sending to all members individually & some Facebook so people can also respond as individuals.

Response can be emailed but MUST BE IN BY COB WED 20/9/17. IT NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION NOW. Address to email to is in the top of the draft word doc below.

It's important that we understand that the proposed MPA is for commonwealth waters only & has little to do with state/territory controlled marine parks such as solitary islands NSW, GBRMPA Qld, Ningaloo WA, ETC.  see info further below.

All State chairs & clubs could you please see my draft word doc below & if acceptable (reword/change) it wherever you wish (remove/replace the AUF reference if you want), & submit it under your State/territory) or your clubs name, address & signature.
If your too short of time then just submit them an email saying "I have read the AUF submission and agree with the points raised therein. Spearfishers should not be discriminated against and must have the same rights as other recreational fishers."
Obviously I will tidy up the draft with AUF logo, title & signature.
Email address to send it to is in the top of the draft doc.
For info on submissions go to:-  https://parksaustralia.gov.au/marine/get-involved/have-your-say/

Our thoughts are for all state/territory chairs, clubs, & individual members, & their friends & families to all submit. WE NEED A MASSIVE LOT OF SUBMISSIONS.

Keep Australia Fishing also has information YOU MAY USE IF YOU WANT TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WORDING GO TO:-  www.keepaustraliafishing.com.au
Or.     www.facebook.com/keepaustraliafishing

We've spent hundreds of hours & many thousands of dollars over the past five years working with other fishing peak bodies, key government & departments officials to try & get the best they'd give & we will see this through, but NOW WE MUST HAVE YOUR HELP IN A BIG WAY.

Done all we can do so now it's up to you all to step up on this. SPEARFISHING FUTURE ACCESS IS VERY MUCH IN YOUR OWN HANDS NOW.

Please if you need any information or help email or phone me but don't just let this go.
Thanks.
Adrian.

 

CMR have your say response. dr1