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Wrong Oyster Fee Reviewed

by the Fish Site Editor
25 March 2009, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - Submissions can be made to the committee reviewing the regulations that saw the oyster industry incorrectly charged.

The review is in response to the State Government's new cost recovery model that saw the oyster industry's fees go up 450 per cent on average, writes Stacey Davidson for the Port Lincoln Times.

Fisheries Minister Rory McEwen had admitted the figures he used to calculate how much the industry had paid in the previous year were wrong, as he thought the fees would only go up 100 per cent.

The public has until Friday, April 17 to make written submissions to the Legislative Review Committee, which is investigating and reporting on the Aquaculture Variation Regulations 2008.

In particular it will "examine and report upon the effect of the Regulations on the oyster industry, including the appropriateness of the application and implementation of cost recovery principles".

It is unknown when the review will be finished.

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