John MacKenzie chats with Bob Baldwin, Chair of the Australian Fishing Trade Association and former member of federal parliament, about the Spanish Mackerel debate about the loss of biomass stocks and the proposed limit to commercial fishers.

Apr 12, 02:25 AM

Today John spoke with  Bob Baldwin, Chair of the Australian Fishing Trade Association and former member of federal parliament, about the Spanish Mackerel debate.
Queensland fisheries estimate that Spanish mackerel numbers are at 17% of un-fished stock levels and recommend that commercial fishers lower their catch levels, some reports suggest that up to a 90% reduction is needed. This will negatively impact the many people whose livelihoods depend on fishing for Spanish mackerel.