Commercial fishers to meet today

Commercial fishermen are invited to a WorkCover information session at Eden Fishermen's Recreation Club  today from 10am.

Minister for Finance and Services and Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the session is being held to provide advice, support and assistance to local commercial fishermen following the death of a commercial estuary fishermen at Coila Lake, north of Narooma, in June.

WorkCover NSW, Fisheries NSW, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as well as industry representatives will also be present.

Mr Constance urged all state fishermen to attend.

“Every worker in this State should come home safely at the end of the working day and next week’s information sessions will provide the opportunity for local commercial estuary fishermen to learn more about safe work practices and where they can go for assistance on how to improve safety,” he said.

A $500 rebate is available from WorkCover NSW.

“A safe business is a sustainable one; however finding the money for a safety improvement can be a challenge for a small business owner.”

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