A group of recreational anglers launched a campaign against helicopter access to a Tasmanian world heritage area at Cora Linn on Sunday.
Fishers and Walkers Against Helicopter Access (FAWAHA) opposed the state and federal government’s decision to approve commercial helicopter access to Lake Malbena in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The federal government approved the proposal for the luxury standing camp on Halls Island, Lake Malbena in early September.
FAWAHA spokesperson Brett Smith said many people visited Tasmania to enjoy fishing in the pristine wilderness.'
“This experience for locals and visitors will be diminished by helicopters buzzing overhead and dropping clients in on top of those seeking a true remote experience,” he said.
“There are over 30,000 licenced inland recreation anglers whose voice should be heard.”
The tourism proposal was open for public comment earlier in the year.
He said the group was not against tourism developments, but believed the experience would be reduced for visitors who couldn’t afford to fly in by helicopter.
A rally will take place on October 28 at 11am at Launceston’s Civic Square.
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