Recreational Fishing Grows in NT

Recreational Fishing recieved a major boost in the NT with the closure of important fishery areas to commercial fishermen.

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"Chambers and Finke Bays will be closed to commercial barramundi fishing from February 1, the Territory Government said yesterday.

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Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holte said recreational anglers and Tourism Operators would have exclusive access. "This is a fantastic win for recreational fishermen and our tourism industry" he said.

Map of Areas closed to Commercial Fishingmap of proposed commercial fishing closures

The fishing closure also includes the northern section of Fog Bay on the Dundee coast and all of Adams Bay at the mouth of the Adelaide River. Commercial fishermen said there was no scientific evidence the closures were needed. They said fresh barra would soon be impossible to find in Darwin." This was an article in the NT News on 4/12/12.

We here at Darwins Barra Base welcome the closure to commercial fishing as we know it will give our valued clients more opportunities to enjoy catching the beautiful fish like the ones pictured.



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