Marine Parks Credibility Shot to Pieces

Professor Robert KearneyThe NSW government DPI science paper Professor Kearney (pictured)dissects in his paper released yesterday is,  “A review of benefits of Marine Protected Areas and related zoning considerations” (Marine Parks Authority New South Wales undated).

Here the issue of balance, or lack thereof, begins to emerge; one may well question the objectivity in having “the Science Paper” on Marine Protected Areas consider only the benefits.

Ex-NSW Premier, Bob Carr, and Ex-Environment Minister, Bob Debus have run from the fold of inept political management of NSW environments – in this particular case, Bob Debus has left his bro- in-law, fire-hose Phil Koperberg, to continue his covert theft of the peoples southern NSW coast line, with the rest to follow soon.

University of Canberra, Professor Bob Kearney has slammed the manufacturing of the scientific sham that was used to force that which should never have been.  Lecturing the Australian Society for fish Biology at Canberra on the 12th September 2007 he cited Bateman’s Bay Marine Park, exposing the false reasons they claimed, and have now locked up.

Bob Kearney, BSc (Hons), PhD, DSc, is Emeritus Professor of Fisheries at the University of Canberra. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the World Fish Centre, a member of the Research Committees of the Australia & Pacific Science Foundation and the Pacific Biological Foundation, and a member of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee of the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage. He is the author of 150 scientific and technical papers and the recipient of more than $20 million in research grants.

The Science Paper is attributed as, “Prepared on behalf of the Marine Parks Authority
Scientific Committee”: an attribution which projects the full authorization of the
Authority and the scientists therein. The Marine Parks Authority’s own assertion that this process will be driven by “thorough scientific assessments of all available information and data”.

The documentation relating to the creation of the Batemans Marine Park is perhaps best described as very poorly disguised advocacy marketed to the unsuspecting public as science. This is a sham. So much so that not only does it totally discredit the Batemans Marine Park but it calls into question the credibility of the Marine Parks Authority and the justification of all existing and proposed marine parks in New South Wales.

Prof  Kearney elaborated on several items in his submission of October 15, 2006 to the Marine Parks Authority. So why would not these public servants implement suggestions for the world most imminent person on this field?

“The documentation relating to the creation of the Batemans Marine Park is perhaps best described as very poorly disguised advocacy marketed to the unsuspecting public as science. This is a sham. So much so that not only does it totally discredit the Batemans Marine Park but it calls into question the credibility of the Marine Parks Authority and the justification of all existing and proposed marine parks in New South Wales”

An FOI request on information relating to the proposal for the introduction of the Batemans Marine Park revealed that NSW Department of Primary Industries, the State’s fisheries management agency, in its communication with the Marine Parks Authority on the Batemans Marine Park before it was declared, actually listed four fish species it considered as growth-overfished in NSW:
snapper (Pagrus auratus), silver trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex), sea garfish
(Hyporhamphus melanochir) and kingfish (Seriola lalandi).

Disregarding this inconsistency between the fisheries management authority, NSW DPI, and the Marine Parks Authority on fisheries management, it is significant that neither agency provides any evidence for any current, or even anticipated problems, with predominantly estuarine or ocean beach species in NSW.

SOS-NEWS finds there can be no longer doubt as to a cartel of marine rock slime that have a lot to answer for with many high profile names buried in the sludge.  Bob Debus, Dr Tony Fleming, National Parks CEO, and in between these two, Lisa Corbyn, CEO of Department of Environment NSW, along with a plethora of wanna-be politicians in the form of radical green sects, like the NPA (National Parks Association).  These people have been complicit in accepting, manufacturing and distributing false science along with the ever present radical green agenda as fact, against a withering cry of foul play from marine park opponents since the Bateman’s Bay Marine Park was first designated by boundary alone.

Many local south coast people and organisations have fought valiantly, but in vain against a group of incompetent self-serving power junky bureaucrats that have yet to have their real masters identified.  Once the precautionary principle is instigated, these underhanded self-important bureaucrat socialist junkies can achieve anything they like and the Bateman’s Bay Marine Park has just been one of those results exposed.  There are many others across this Nation that are brought about by the same bulldust.

The opponents to marine parks have documented politicians holding covert private meetings with radicals and destruction of submission papers.  They have had meetings held but results ignored and pleas heard, but totally disregarded.  Well, finally real scientists are speaking out and speaking out with real science that gives a window into just how insidious these faceless cartel members are.

When eminent people such as Professor Kearney speaks out so strongly, it is clearly indicative that the cess pit of political muck has filled so high that even the muck makers are lost as to how to hide their bastardry and halt the overflow into the public arena.

Maurice Iemma as Premier of NSW has to either address this incredibly unjust impost upon the south coast now and remove the current Bateman’s Bay Marine Park and its control on the south coast of NSW, or he may have to swim from a fight he can not win.

Fire-hose Phil Koperberg has to address that which Debus sneakily achieved as the appropriate Minister, or his tenure in the NSW parliament may not be long at all –  especially as he admits by quotation to knowing nothing about Marine Parks, hence installed an assistant minister, Ms Verity Firth, who knows less and  reported in sick leaving Tony Fleming to do her talking and decision making whilst he acts as the Minister you have when you are not having a Minister, brushing aside the concerned residents from the South Coast recently.

When you boil the pot the scum floats to the surface, and it appears the pot is now past simmer, as the public servant’s careers and spin is creeping to the surface for public adjudication as they scurry for cover.

To read, or download, the pdf copy of Professors Kearney’s presentation in detail – click here – it is a document that all Australians must read – pass it around.

You have not heard the last of this and heads will roll and in the right places, it is your taxpayer dollars that is funding these bloody liars who are locking up our oceans and lands under a false science.

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