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Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits

sharks feed at osprey reef in the coral sea
Sharks feed at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. The Ocean Science Council of Australia is calling on the government to extend marine protections. Photograph: James Woodford for the Guardian

Analysis of government review shows destructive fishing practices would rise and very few fishers would benefit

October 30, 2016 — Proposals to allow increased fishing in Australian waters would generate minuscule economic benefits to only a handful of licence holders, according to a new analysis.  Continue reading Cuts to marine reserves would deliver ‘minuscule’ economic benefits