The draft Position Paper – Fishing Business Assistance for the commercial fishing sector as a result of new Australian Marine Park management arrangements has been released by Parks Australia and Australian Marine Parks.
SIA is seeking feedback from the commercial fishing industry on the intended assistance package.
The new Australian Marine Park management arrangements apply to Commonwealth waters only. Fishing Business Assistance will provide a one-off payment to eligible commercial fishers directly impacted by new Australian Marine Park management arrangements that came into effect on July 1, 2018.
Please note this program is for the commercial fishing sector only. Further consultation will be undertaken
with other sectors on other elements of the Package as required. This Position Paper relates to Commonwealth Government Australian Marine Parks only.