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Inquiry into the Management of the Fishing Charter Industry in Victoria
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry into the Management of the Fishing Charter Industry in Victoria were referred to the Committee by the Governor in Council and gazetted on 7 June 2001.
The Terms of Reference are:
1. Examine the nature and extent of the Fishing Charter Industry in Victoria.
2. Determine whether a formal management regime for the Fishing Charter Industry is required.
3. If so, (i) explore management options that take account of environmental impacts, particularly sustainable fishing practises, industry operational needs, and competition impacts such as entry restrictions; (2) assess the relative efficiency of different management options including the use of licences, regulations and/or a code of practice, including a cost/benefit analysis of each option; (3) identify the most appropriate administration body; and (d) explore safety and public liability issues for industry and clients.
4. Report on the above by the first week of the Autumn 2002 Parliamentary Sittings.
The reporting date has been changed by Order in Council of 23 April, as gazetted 24 April 2002, to the last week of the Spring 2002 Parliamentary Sittings
The Committee commenced the inquiry in March 2002.