Fishers working in the New South Wales Estuary General Fishery with mesh netting endorsements are licensed to harvest a range of fish species using mesh nets. The industry is constantly striving to improve its environmental performance and contributes millions of dollars each year to research and compliance programs.
NSW Commercial Mud Crab Industry is a sustainable and well managed fishery that is an important contributor to our coastal communities. 'The Sustainable Mud Crab Story' features Mud Crab fisherman Troy Billin and chef Fast Ed!”
WHAT IF YOU LOST EVERYTHING YOU LOVED BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE WANTED TO PROTECT IT? Our story is told within Drawing The Line and will enable you to see the true faces behind the ﬁshing industry and the environmental values inherent our plight.
Born out of a widespread concern about the future of the commercial Fishing industry in NSW and in common with other State fisheries, NSW professional fishers are deeply worried about the erosion of their long term rights to harvest seafood on behalf on the community. This harvest is essential to supplying both the retail and wholesale sectors, and, in turn, our valuable restaurant and tourism businesses. Our industry is historically and culturally important with many of our fishers descending from traditional fishing families going past 5 generations.