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Concerns grow around an aggressive seal in Port Fairy

Council Moves On Tables

Council Moves On Tables

Concerns grow around an aggressive seal in Port Fairy

Plan Given The Seal Of Approval To Remove Fish Cleaning Tables

The fish cleaning tables near the Port Fairy boat ramp could soon be removed, in the wake of a woman being attacked by a seal on the 25th of March.

The Port of Port Fairy board, which is chaired by Moyne Shire Councilor Colin Ryan, has passed a resolution for the tables to be removed, which will be put before council at their meeting on April 23rd.

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Councillor Ryan says this has been an ongoing issue in the area.

"It's unfortunate that a small number of fishers have made it hard for others."

"We have signs telling people not to feed the seals (and) people should put their rubbish in the bin. We've been left with no alternative but to take this action."

Councilor Ryan says fishers "either need to clean their fish at sea, or take them home, but they won't be able to clean them within the precinct of the Port of Port Fairy."

Moyne Shire Council is not the first municipality in Australia to seek to implement the proposed measures, with Cr Ryan saying a number of councils in Tasmania have adopted the same type of policies for the same reason.

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