Opinion: Time to unite for sake of seafood sector

IF THERE'S one thing we need to do in this community, it's to find some common ground when it comes to seafood.

There are still those who believe that seafood caught in our harbour is dangerous to eat, and yet, on the other side of the fence we have people who are more than happy to taste the great food that is available to us on our doorstep.

News that the Queensland government has provided $30,000 to kick of the Gladstone Seafood Festival, planned for October this year, is perhaps a step in the right direction.

It could well be the catalyst to bring all factions together to produce a united front when it comes to promoting our region.

The whole debate about our harbour and about seafood has done a huge disservice to the Gladstone region, which has so much to offer visitors.

We now need to make sure the seafood festival helps to dispel some of the myths and again tell people what a great region we are.



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