Parks review for Fremantle

ONE of the panels reviewing the proposed roll-out of marine parks across Australia will be in Fremantle on March 11-12.

The marine parks were initiated under the Howard government and were mapped and ready to roll out under Julia Gillard, however current prime minister Tony Abbott made an election promise to review them under pressure from recreational and professional fishers.

Parks supporter Michelle Grady from Save our Marine Life says it’s ridiculous to be reviewing the parks before they’ve even “hit the water”. She says despite the PM’s claims, there’s oceans of scientific data backing up the need for fish sanctuaries.

Ms Grady says existing parks are proof of the proposal’s value and to make the point her organisation is showing the documentary The Sea & Me. It looks at communities that neighbour marine parks and how they’ve benefited.

It’s showing from 6pm on Wednesday March 4 at Victoria Hall in High Street.

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