On the 15th August Mel Brown, USFA Executive from 1971 to 2007, Life member and Historian, sent a submission to the Committee on Recreational Fishing in the Legislative Council, Parliament House. In brief the submission highlights that despite how selective and sustainable spearfishers are and how much scientific data we contribute we have little to no representation on marine park advisory committees. Mel goes on to suggest that the USFA should have a representative on each marine park advisory committee. There is a fair bit more to the submission so take the time and give it a read.
On behalf of all spearfishers the USFA thank him very much for looking after our interests on the political side.