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Why Victorians can soon expect a shortage of ‘fresh, locally caught’ fish

Neil Mitchell
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Victorians can soon expect a shortage of fresh, locally caught fish, says the Seafood Industry of Victoria.

And it’s all but certain to drive up the price of what fish is available on the market.

And it’s all to do with regulations that come into effect from April 1 that will limit the number of fish able to be caught commercially in Victorian waters.

Joanne Butterworth-Gray, independent chair at the Seafood Industry of Victoria, said the rug had been pulled from underneath fisherman by the Andrews government.

“We’ve all been blindsided by this,” she told Neil Mitchell.

Press PLAY below to hear her explain what is changing

Picture: Getty iStock

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