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Tuesday, 24 November 1959

Mr ALLAN FRASER (EDEN-MONARO, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Minister for Primary Industry: Is there a valuable dollar market for the fish known as tuna?Aretuna available in large quantity off thecoastal shelf of the south coast of New South Vales? Is the Australian industry beingparalysed by lack of efficient canning and cold storage facilities to deal with the very large quantities of tuna being brought in by the trawlers? Are Australians for this reason going out of the tuna fishing industry whilst Japanese boats are increasing their fishing in the areas mentioned? Have requests been made for Commonwealth backing for borrowing money to provide the facilities necessary to put the Australian industry on its feet as an effective competitor in the dollarearning area of this industry?

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