Fish­eries fig­ure dies on dive

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN who died in a scuba div­ing in­ci­dent this month has been de­scribed as “in­flu­en­tial” in Far North fish­eries man­age­ment.

The body of Fish­eries Queens­land di­rec­tor An­drew Th­waites was re­cov­ered on Au­gust 10 af­ter he failed to sur­face from a dive off More­ton Is­land, near Bris­bane.

Paul Au­bin, founder of Far North recre­ational fish­ing group Care­fish, said the 44year-old’s death was a “tragic loss”.

“He will be missed both in fish­eries man­age­ment and as a good per­son in pub­lic ser­vice.”

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