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Mark Speakman Minister for Environment and Minister for Heritage.

Dear Mr Speakman

On the 13th of March in 2013, NSW reviewed all the no fishing zones in marine sanctuaries, I request that the ban on fishing in marine sanctuary zones which was lifted in NSW on the 13th of March 2013 be reinstated to let all species of fish to be able to replenish to sustainable numbers so that they are not vulnerable to be overfished. But speaking in broader terms all marine sanctuaries have been affected by the review of fishing laws that was announced, it’s not only Jervis Bay which is affected and this is the reason why I am demanding that the no fishing ban be reinstated to allow all marine life to be replenished.

I believe that putting more no fishing zones back is vital because if something isn’t done the fish stocks will be overfished which will have a major impact on the food chain. which in turn will result in serious environmental complications. Not only are the fish under threat but also the coral reefs which are home to 25% of all marine life are also being destroyed. The reefs grow at a rate of 0.3 cm to 10 cm a day. For a significant amount of coral to regrow takes anywhere up to 5,000 to 10,000 years. Even no fishing for recreational fishing areas need to be re-established, “The existing bans on recreational fishing on some beaches and headlands exist for a reason, and that's because they do seriously affect the fish species that reside there,'' said Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.

No fishing bans will allow under threat marine life to replenish at a sustainable rate. Trawlers can demolish kilometres of reefs so with the no fishing ban put back in place it will give the whole marine eco system a breather. If something isn’t done about overfishing we will suffer the consequences.

It’s time to stop talking about overfishing and do something that will make a positive difference to marine life. You have the power and the influence reintroduce no fishing zones in NSW which I believe will have make the change we need before it is too late.

Yours sincerely,

Grant Harris

Signed,

grant harris

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This petition is important for the wellbeing of our marine life and the marine eco system if something isn't done about the overfishing problem our entire eco system will be affected. You have the...

This petition is important for the wellbeing of our marine life and the marine eco system if something isn't done about the overfishing problem our entire eco system will be affected. You have the power to change this outcome by signing my petition. The more signatures we have the more likely we are to have our voice heard. So join me in saving our marine life and make Mark Speakman, respond to our demands so that overfishing and marine destruction will end.

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