Illegal foreign fishers convicted

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing will not be tolerated in Australian waters, as demonstrated by the recent conviction of 26 Vietnamese foreign fishermen who were found illegally fishing in Australian waters last month.

Statement on reappointment as Assistant Minister for Agriculture

I’m honoured to have the opportunity to continue as Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and to build on the important work of our last term.

Coalition to strengthen recreational fishers' voice

 The Coalition is applauding Labor’s announcement of 2 June 2016 that it is committed to stopping super trawlers from entering Australian waters. 

In April 2015 the Coalition banned all super trawlers (boats over 130 metres) from entering Australian waters.