Ma­rina re­de­vel­op­ment aims to cater for ev­ery­one

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE re­de­vel­oped Port Dou­glas Ma­rina will have space for ev­ery­one, from su­per boats to trawlers.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the ma­rina, Rus­sell Mccart, con­firmed to the Gazette the fish­ing in­dus­try would not be shut out.

Mr Mccart ad­dressed con­cerns raised by fish­er­men and ex­plained how the fish­ing in­dus­try fit­ted into the re­de­vel­op­ment.

“We have a place for them next to the fish mar­ket and the fish and chip shop - we are sup­port­ing them,” he said.

“There are very few li­censed fish­er­men in town, less than 10, but I want to re­as­sure them that not only is it rec­om­mended in the mas­ter plan for the town, com­mer­cially I want to see it, it adds to the di­men­sion of town.”

Mr Mccart is adamant fish­ing boats will get first pref­er­ence over su­per yachts.

“Fish­er­men have the pri­or­ity and they al­ways will,” he said.

Mr Mccart said if any li­censed fish­er­men had any queries or con­cerns about their role in the re­de­vel­op­ment they could con­tact ma­rina man­ager Peter Jones on 4099 5775.

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