Fishers face boat fee hike

The 50 commercial lobster fishers will now be charged $4857 a year to store their boats at the Beachport boatyard.

The State Government has announced a range of charges taking effect next month.

It has increased by almost $1000 per annum in the past decade.

The storage fee entitles the recipient to boat storage, four slippages into Rivoli Bay, four yard shifts using the straddle carrier and unlimited use of the dirty work area for one year.

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