Cultural fishing a ‘front’ to cover up commercial poaching: Abalone Council

Kate Lockley
Updated February 9 2017 - 4:34pm, first published February 8 2017 - 10:29am
Officers with the 3300 abalone seized as part of a joint NSW Police and Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries operation. Photo courtesy: NSW DPI.
Officers with the 3300 abalone seized as part of a joint NSW Police and Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries operation. Photo courtesy: NSW DPI.

A director of the Abalone Council of Australia says the recent seizure of 3300 abalone as part of a joint NSW Police and Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Fisheries operation is proof of cultural fishing being used as a “front” to conceal commercial activities.

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Kate Lockley

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