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NSW Sustainable Seafood Strategy 2022-25 (Draft)

The NSW Commercial Fishing Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries has developed a Strategic roadmap for the Commercial Fishing Industry.

The purpose of the Strategy is to set priorities for the next three years that foster a sustainable, confident and profitable commercial fishing industry in NSW.

CommFish have provided foundational advice on the draft strategy. There was also consideration of complimenting the NSW Seafood Industry Council Strategic Intent and Roadmap where appropriate.

The actions set out in the draft Strategy aim to modernise the industry, drive productivity, remove out-of-date regulations, promote innovation and strengthen the industry as a whole.

The Fishing sector is vital to maintain the economic, social and cultural richness of regional communities and the NSW Government is committed to restoring confidence and certainty for the industry, while setting a framework for longer-term challenges.

The NSW Commercial Fishing Advisory Council and the Department of Primary Industries are seeking targeted feedback from the commercial fishing industry on the draft NSW Sustainable Seafood Strategy 2022-25.

You can download a copy of the draft strategy here.

The closing date for submissions was the 12 August 2022.

Next steps

Feedback received will be considered by the Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council.

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