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Think about this on Gone Fishing Day on Sunday.
We hope our NSW Fisheries Minister Niall Blair enjoys a day out on Sydney Harbour as part of the Gone Fishing Day, but here is a map to remind him where he can’t fish as he decides on where the proposed lock-outs in the Hawkesbury Bioregion will be. 

We will also like to remind him as he cruises around in comfort on a boat, that most of the families will be fishing from wharves, jetties and public parks as part of this event. Avid anglers who travel from the outskirts of Sydney are constantly being met with lock-outs on the land due to the sell-off of state owned lands and assets like wharves and parkland.

And just in case you want to fish in the southern part of Sydney, keep in mind that the Environment Minister Mark Speakman is considering banning fishing in popular spots in his electorate of Cronulla.

Gone Fishing Day 2016 is a great chance to remind both Ministers that any decisions to lock out recreational fishers in NSW should be “based on science”, something they have promised the state's 1,000,000 anglers who generate $1 billion dollars annually.

You can email them your thoughts on these links:
Environment Minister Mark Speakman
Fisheries Minister Niall Blair

Have fun with your family and friends on Gone Fishing Day, but remember that it's a reminder why we need to continue to stick up for our recreational fishing rights.
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