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Wednesday, 25 August 1937

Senator COLLETT (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research, upon notice -

I.. In view of the admitted importance of thu development of the- fisheries of Australia, and of the industries allied thereto,, and having regard to the surveys already made on theeastern and portion of the southern coast*,, will the Minister direct that the first task of the research vessel now under construction shall be to investigate the fisheries of thewestern coast?

2.   Will the Minister also favour the establishment at Fremantle of a permanent marine biological research station?

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