Posted by Editor, cairnsnews
Letter to the Editor
If our reefs are so depleted of coral cover then why is Coral Harvesting in Australia still going at full speed in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia?
It’s hard to believe but for decades now, government licensed divers jackhammer out for export to marine aquariums, over 100 tons a year of hard & soft corals, anemones & live rock.
Sometimes in full view of horrified tourists on scuba excursions! But that’s ok because JCU, GBRMPA & all the governments say it is for the 30 odd companies exporting great chunks of our beautiful reef for profit & not a peep from the greenies.
See where it ends up at:
from Peter Russell