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Wednesday, 25 August 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows: - 1.. The programme of investigations of fisheries has not yet been completed. Dr. Harold Thompson, the officer incharge of fisheries, will be visiting Western Australia and other States in order to enable him to make recommendations in this regard. When the programme is being finalized full consideration will be given to the question of investigating the fisheries of the western coast. Available information suggests that large quantities of fish abound off the southern and western coasts of Western Australia.

2.   The question of establishing marine biological stations will probably be a matter for the States. Consideration is being given to the establishment of a central national fisheries laboratory which would co-operate with State marine biological stations.

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