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Dave Kelly Minister for Fisheries (Labour Party)

My campaign goal is to reduce the use of drag nets in Australia.
I would like you to increase the marine protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef. As you no since they have been increased to 30% fish have started to repopulate so if you increases the marina protected areas in the reef stocks will increases even more quickly. If we don’t ack soon we will lose most fish species..
So what are some of the facts around overfishing? Overfishing is resulting in resource depletion. As you probably know, overfishing is in a large part due to the worldwide fishing fleets that are five times as large as what is actually necessary to catch fish that our oceans can realistically support. Globally our active fishing fleets have the capacity to cover at least 4 planets that are the size of earth. I feel that this is ridiculous and if we don’t act soon there will be no more fish for future generations.
Richard Quincy who is Acting general manager of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has said "There can be two or more times higher [fish numbers] as a minimum in protected, closed zones…” This clearly shows If we put this in place it would repopulate the fish.If you make the decision help with the issue. In your role as Minister for Fisheries (Labour Party) you will be helping a lot.

Signed,

Ben Powrie

How this will help

Asking Dave Kelly to help with marine protected areas will

help with saving fish species. It is important that something is done to prevent over fishing before it becomes a bigger issue.

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Asking Dave Kelly to help with marine protected areas will

help with saving fish species. It is important that something is done to prevent over fishing before it becomes a bigger issue.

I have chosen to reach out towards David Kelly because he is in a powerful position to make a stand against over fishing. David Kelly has a strong say as the Minister of fishing in the labour party meaning he will be able to make a difference.

More names on the petition can make a stronger argument meaning it will be more persuasive. More people will take it on board and realise this is a serious matter.

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