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Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy

Dear Josh Frydenberg, I am campaigning to save the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef is very important to our ecosystem and is one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions so it would be completely devastating to see it get further destroyed. By reducing the area that the trawlers or commercial fish man are allowed to fish then it would reduce the impacts on the reef. I believe you should consider my reguest as it would protect the Great Barrier Reef one of the seven wonders of the world. The Great Barrier Reef supports commercial, recreational, Indigenous and charter fishing that targets a range of species including fish, sharks, crabs and prawns. There are 10 major commercial fisheries in the Great Barrier Reef Region — the main ones are the trawl, net, line and pot fisheries, and there is limited entry for commercial fishing licences. The Coral and Marine Aquarium Collection Fisheries also collect fishes, corals and invertebrates for domestic and international markets. In 2011-12, the economic contribution of the region's commercial fishing and aquaculture industries was valued at $160 million, with the commercial fishing sector generating the equivalent of 975 full-time jobs. Recreational fishing is one of the most popular activities on the Great Barrier Reef and contributed significantly to the $243.9 million generated by Reef recreational users in 2011-12.A 2010 state-wide survey estimated that 703,000 Queensland residents went fishing in the 12 months prior to June 2010, capturing approximately 13.3 million individual fish. By reducing the area that trawlers can abuse would allow the reef to re-plenish and grow again until it has regrown an is able to survive on its own again. As the Reef provides so much sea food you would think they would try and preserve it a little so they can continue to make money in the upcoming years.

Signed,

Tj carlson

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Josh Frydenberg, you must consider my proposal as I believe that this could actually save the reef from further damage and it would help its ecosystem to flourish also taking away one of the...

Josh Frydenberg, you must consider my proposal as I believe that this could actually save the reef from further damage and it would help its ecosystem to flourish also taking away one of the seven wonders of the world and one of Australia's biggest tourist attractions would be a crime so we must act now.

Yours sincerely, 

 Tj Carlson

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