Fisheries Review invite. 2014

Aug 12, 2014 - 7:12 PM - by Lucky_Phill
Invitation to fisheries review public consultation meeting

Queenslanders interested in the future management of the state’s fisheries are encouraged to attend their local public consultation meeting, hosted by independent consultants MRAG Asia Pacific.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister McVeigh today announced the dates for a series of public consultation meetings on the fisheries review in major ports and locations in Queensland.

It is important all fishing sectors, as well as other community groups with an interest in fishing, provide input into the review.

The meeting dates and locations are:

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Reminder: Mackay - Fisheries management review meeting TODAY

Sep 15, 2014 - 8:45 AM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Mackay fishers are encouraged to attend a fisheries review public consultation meeting being held today to seek feedback on the issues of importance to Queenslanders in the review.

Meeting details
Date: Mon 15 Sep
Time: 6-8pm
PCYC Hall Mackay
(off Norris Road), North Mackay

This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific.

MRAG Asia Pacific is looking for views on issues and potential solutions to improve the long-term fisheries management system in Queensland and will be seeking comments on eight main components of good fisheries management systems. This is your chance to have your say on the future of fisheries management in Queensland so we encourage you to attend.

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Port Phillip Bay

Aug 09, 2014 - 9:29 AM - by Ben D
http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/...to-be-restored

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/an...731-zv9cr.html

http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/ne...discovered.xml

Oysters are ecosystem engineers that act as "lungs of the estuary" by filtering the water. Alongside improvements to water quality, restoration of long lost oyster reefs is one of the main components of estuarine restoration programs in places like the USA. The Nature Conservancy has been active in the US on oyster reef restoration, and it looks like they have started working with fishos in Port Phillip Bay on the same... [Read More]
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Reminder: Fisheries Management Review public meetings - Townsville, Bowen and Mackay

Sep 11, 2014 - 2:16 PM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Townsville, Bowen and Mackay fishers are encouraged to attend a fisheries review public consultation meeting being held next week.

- Townsville: Sat 13 Sep, 9–11am, Townsville Show Grounds, Large Functions room, 72–104 Ingham Road, Townsville

- Bowen: Sun 14 Sep, 10am–12pm, Bowen State High School, 1–9 Argyle Park Road, Bowen

- Mackay: Mon 15 Sep, 6-8pm, PCYC Hall Mackay, off Norris Road, North Mackay

This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.mragasiapacific.com.au
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New Unprovoked Shark Bite Research

Sep 01, 2014 - 12:54 PM - by Daryl McPhee
Australia has recorded the highest number of fatal shark bites globally over the past three decades, as the number of unprovoked bites increased threefold, new research by Bond University shows.
The report, which will be published this week in international scientific journal, Coastal Management, reveals 32 fatal shark bites had been documented in Australia between 1982 and 2011, more than South Africa, where there were 28 fatalities, or the United States, which recorded 25.


Associate Professor Daryl McPhee, who undertook the research, said there was a total of 171 unprovoked bites in Australia during that period, compared with 769 in the United States and 132 in South Africa.
"Of the six countries where shark bites are most prevalent, Australia actually recorded the fourth lowest percentage of bites that were fatal at 18.7 per cent, despite having the highest number of total fatalities," he said.


"In comparison, the... [Read More]
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