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Group granted $100,000 to solve doctor shortage
Pearl Beach properties vulnerable, says coastal plan
Council could divert Budget money away from Peninsula
Dredging needed now to keep ferry, says Chamber
Jetski riders argue for responsible use
Liesl Tesch is sworn in
New dune to be built at southern end of Pearl Beach
Ettalong residents in long-distance drive for charity
Charged with property damage and theft
Drainage work considers rare bushland
Surf patrol captain describes dramatic rescue
Commercial fisherman starts digital publication
Rotary presents Pride of Workmanship awards
Residents given 30 days to comment on council budget
Labor forum compares Robertson to Wentworth
Films shown by Bouddi Society
Fire station open day
New levy with rates
Lifejacket van visits Patonga
Collection for Mary Mac's
Empire Bay Probus Club forms
Craft group to hold high tea
Trash and treasure raises money for fire brigade
New name for refurbished market stalls
Mortgage brokers listed as awards finalists
Rain recorded on just one day
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Pothole exercise is excuse to do nothing
Halt DA supported by 'theoretical strategy'
Peninsula might end up with no representation at all
Anzac Day at Patonga
I will fight for the people of Gosford West ward
A far cry from former Prime Ministers
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Mobile dialysis in Umina
Fundraiser for accident victim
Cupcake challenge for Cancer Council
Planning to support the Cancer Council
Volunteers are thanked with special lunch
Spreading the word about polymyositis
What aged care is wanted?
New psychologist at private hospital
Burpees on the beach
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Weekend of music at Pearl Beach
Illustrator gives presentation to Rotary club
Farce to open for Woy Woy Little Theatre
Lime and Steel to play at folk club
Exhibiting at the Botanical Gardens
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College wins grand champion purebred steer award
Parents ask for help to learn for Naplan tests
Comprehensive heritage calendar
Senior boys win Woy Woy Cup
Maintenance works
Primary parents invited to College forums
Wins in softball and football
Live broadcast
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Cycling medals for Hugh Gray
Volunteers wanted for Nippers with special needs
First win to Woy Woy
Lorna Buckworth Shield played at Umina
Zac wins Rookie award
Bowling club holds rescheduled charity day
Stableford competition at Everglades
Bridge winners
Men's Fours

Commercial fisherman starts digital publication

Peninsula commercial fisherman Mr Dane Van Der Neut has started an online publication to publicise the interests of the commercial fishing industry.

"I started Commercial Fishing Media to raise awareness of the plight of Australian professional fishermen and to help gain recognition for consumers as key stakeholders in the marine resource.

"I will be starting a fortnightly program covering seafood, fishing politics, cross sector unity and will take live callers on commercialfishingradio.com.

"The program will be aired on Facebook live and will be uploaded to YouTube as well," he said.

"Historically professional fishing has been a very proud tradition.

"There is something quite special about making it your life purpose to feed a nation," Mr Van Der neut said.

"As the true custodians of the marine resource, our professional fishing families have improved their methods of harvest for decades by regulation, legislation and self-preservation.

"These factors have improved the long-term sustainability for seafood consumption in Australia and have made us one of the most sustainable in the world.

"Our small scale and family heritage is under threat and has been for decades with politicians and bureaucrats legislating to benefit radical minority groups, subsequently removing the Australian public's rights to eat locally caught seafood.

"Extreme environmentalists and recreational fishing lobbyists have undermined the continued efforts of the professional fishermen.

"In the early 2000s, a shift occurred, which started the transition of the recreational sector from a community to an industry.

"The recreational industry began to lobby government for the access of professional fishermen and seafood consumers to be removed.

"This became a reality when Eddie Obeid was Minister, creating 33 Recreational Fishing Only Havens in NSW, which removed the public's access to over five million servings of locally caught seafood each year.

"The environmental lobby also had success in the creation of several Marine Parks throughout Australia, the success was widely stated by the lobby groups, what wasn't stated was the heartache felt by the families that were bullied and discriminated against through the process and also the locally caught seafood servings lost, which was in the multiple millions.

"Since 2004 consumers have lost access to over 330 million servings of Australian locally caught seafood per year.

"Election campaigns will heat up with more propaganda from the extremist recreational fishing lobby.

"New South Wales consumers could potentially lose a further 30 million servings of locally caught seafood per year through a grossly mismanaged reform process."

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