Co­ral re­search fund­ing

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

MAYOR An­drew Wil­cox raised pos­si­bil­i­ties of co­ral farm­ing in

the Whit­sun­days in May this year.

In July, in a let­ter to the editor, I raised the ur­gency for co­ral agri­cul­ture to be front and cen­tre post cy­clone Deb­bie dis­as­ter hand­out out­comes.

I re­fer to the Whit­sun­day Times story 10 mil­lion Wind­fall for the Whit­sun­days on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, and at the end of the money al­lo­ca­tions I see $500,000 to be al­lo­cated to co­ral prop­a­ga­tion re­search and co­ral gar­den­ing.

I sin­cerely hope Coun­cil­lor Wil­cox and coun­cil­lors make cer­tain this money is only the be­gin­ning of govern­ment fund­ing to ad­vance co­ral re­search here in the

Whit­sun­days and not for a fi­nan­cial out­come for an op­por­tunist to put co­ral in fish tanks.

— Jim Jarvis, Can­non­vale

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