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Last chance to register for commercial fisheries reform

Commercial fishers in NSW have only five days left to register for the subsidised share trading market.

Mr Blair said the state’s commercial fishing reforms were moving ahead and that the registration period would not be extended beyond March 27, 2017.  

“It costs nothing to register for the share trading market and fishers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the $16 million the NSW Government has put on the table,” Mr Blair said.

“All commercial fishers stand to benefit from this market but they need to register now in order to help set their businesses up for the future.

“Fishers with excess shares should also register so they can take this opportunity to sell the shares they don’t need.

“We don’t want to leave anyone behind in this process so I urge fishers to take up the grants available to help with independent financial and legal advice.” 

The Small Business Commissioner has been supporting fishers by holding workshops along the NSW coast to assist with the registration process.

Through the Rural Assistance Authority, the NSW Government has also re-opened applications for low interest rate loans until March 31

Key dates:

27th March – Registration forms must be received.

31st March - Low interest rate loans applications close.

Further details are available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/commfish

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