State Government breaks promise to fishers

Revenue from fishing licensing that was promised by the Liberal party to be returned to the sector has been cut in half, leaving fishers angry. 

Andrew O'Connor for the ABC:

The State Government is facing a backlash from Western Australia's recreational fishers who are angry over the axing of funding to key conservation and education initiatives.

In the lead-up to the 2013 election, the Liberal Party guaranteed Recfishwest 25 per cent of more than $7 million raised in licence revenue would be allocated to the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund.

But Dr Andrew Rowland from Recfishwest said the Government has cut money flowing to the fund by half, breaking that election promise.