More than 18 months ago, the NSW Government announced a six month 'temporary' amnesty permitting recreational fishing in marine sanctuaries. Marine sanctuaries comprise a mere 4% of the coastline and are critically important safe havens for our precious marine animals including turtles, dolphins, pelicans and huge numbers of of fish species.
The amnesty was implemented overnight with no community consultation, and flies in the face of over 220 international scientists who have openly condemned the move. It has been over 100 days since Mike Baird announced his love of, and commitment to, healthy oceans, yet we have still seen no action.
Spring into action this week and join hundreds of people across the country who are phoning Mike Baird’s office, sending him emails, writing letters, requesting meetings, and even just popping into his office to voice their concerns. Social media is also starting to pick up the topic with #SaveOurSanctuaries gaining momentum.
For those of you who live in the area, and would like to get out and about there will be an action at the flagpoles on Manly Beach at 11:30am this Saturday 4 October.