Coffs Harbour boat ramp.
Coffs Harbour boat ramp. Rachel Vercoe

Shooters ramp up campaign

THE state of the Coffs Harbour boat ramp and marine park sanctuary zones will be topical points of discussions on the Jetty Foreshores on Saturday.

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate for the state seat of Coffs Harbour Stuart Davidson will speak with locals at the boat ramp from 9am to noon.

"Recreational and commercial fishing is an important aspect of the Coffs Coast lifestyle,” Mr Davidson said.

"Local anglers I speak to are concerned about the state of the boat ramp and the risk it poses to their safety and well-being," Mr Davidson said.

Candidate Stuart Davidson.
Candidate Stuart Davidson. Trevor Veale

"It is the only boat ramp for hundreds of kilometres and constant dredging and maintenance are big issues for users.

"Regrettably, it is still poorly resourced with lighting and toilet facilities high on the wish list of locals.”

He said he will also discuss Solitary Island Marine Park sanctuary zones and fishing lockout laws.



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