Fisherman urged to vote LNP
THE LNP has urged recreational fishermen to vent their anger at the ballot box this Saturday and vote to stop plans by the Labor Party to further restrict recreational fishing grounds.
“I urge fishers throughout Central Queensland to take one last nostalgic look at their tinnies and tackle before they go to vote on Saturday,” LNP-endorsed candidate for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd, said.
“If Labor wins there will be further restrictions to fishing zones as sure as night follows day.”
Mr O'Dowd said the secret deal between Labor and the Greens to swap preferences meant Labor had already signed up for more restrictions.
He said if elected on Saturday, a Liberal-National Coalition would halt the new zoning process immediately and ensure there was proper consultation with recreational and commercial fishers to get the balance right.
“Everything in the new Marine Protected Areas plan has to go back to the drawing board,” Mr O'Dowd said.
He said there had been a complete lack of proper consultation with user groups during the process to date as the Labor Party, supported by its candidate for Flynn, Mr Trevor, cast a line to catch Green preferences.