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Dumping warning for processor spells doom to fishery unless a solution is found

July 1st, 2015

LNP candidate for Hinkler Keith Pitt and senate candidate Matthew Kanavan talk with Paul Hodson from Urangan Fisheries in front of a tray of ocean king prawns from the Coral Sea.image

LNP candidate for Hinkler Keith Pitt and senate candidate Matthew Kanavan talk with Paul Hodson from Urangan Fisheries in front of a tray of ocean king prawns from the Coral Sea.

A WARNING issued to a Urangan seafood processor for scallop disposal into the ocean is writing on the wall, says State Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen.

Mr Sorensen said the company, which wanted to remain anonymous, had been warned by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage for breaching a little-known law which made it an offence to dump animal matter into the ocean.

He was concerned the warning pre-empted regulation changes that would make it illegal to dispose of natural seafood by-products into the Great Sandy Strait.

“If seafood processing companies are going to be fined for the likes of disposing scallop shells into the ocean, it means that such companies may have to move their processing activities to Asia,” he said.

“A loss of such industry could spell over a hundred job losses for Hervey Bay.”

The warned company had put scallop shells in Urangan Harbour for the past 40 years in accordance with state laws, Mr Sorensen said.

“Red tape like this is killing business,” he said.

“If one trawler operator spends about $200,000 on fuel a month, imagine what this means for the local economy if they can no longer operate out of Hervey Bay.”

Mr Sorensen wanted Fraser Coast seafood businesses that have been warned to contact him on 4124 1386.


Henry Sapiecha


November 4th, 2010

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