Vet­eran fish­er­man nets coun­cil di­rec­tor role

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS -

Third-gen­er­a­tion Al­bany com­mer­cial fish­er­man Tony Wester­berg has been ap­pointed as one of two new di­rec­tors to the West­ern Aus­tralian Fish­ing In­dus­try Coun­cil.

Mr Wester­berg, who has fished south coast wa­ters for more than 40 years, was ap­pointed at the WAFIC an­nual gen­eral meet­ing for a three-year term.

For­mer WAFIC chair­man Clay­ton Nel­son said Mr Wester­berg would pro­vide ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise to the board.

Mr Wester­berg has been out­spo­ken on in­dus­try is­sues in­clud­ing recre­ational her­ring bag lim­its and the clo­sure of the com­mer­cial her­ring fish­ery in 2015.

Ear­lier this year, he weighed into the shark-culling de­bate, rais­ing the prospect of giv­ing char­ter op­er­a­tors a li­cence to catch great white sharks.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

West­ern Aus­tralian Fish­ing In­dus­try Coun­cil di­rec­tor Tony Wester­berg.

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