Call for Net-Free zones for Moreton Bay

Sep 04, 2015 - 3:22 PM - by Mark Robinson MP
Yes, I'm back !! Couldn't keep me away.
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LNP move motion of Disallowance on Net Free Zones !

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:08 AM - by Scott Mitchell
Nets Out Queensland

At 2:47PM yesterday LNP gave notice of motion for disallowance of the regulatory amendment that would have seen the provisions for the Net Free Areas included in the Fisheries Act.

This means that current members of Queensland Parliament will now have to vote either for or against the motion in the coming days to weeks.
Labor needed to form a minority government, so this is potentially very serious and puts the Net Free Areas at risk even with Labor keeping its promises.

If you want recreational
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New Board Appointments - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:58 PM - by Daryl McPhee
New board appointments for Fisheries RDC
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck

2 September 2015

Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, today announced new directors appointed to guide the investment and research efforts of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).

Minister Joyce said the new directors started on 1 September 2015 and play an... [Read More]
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Net Free Zones for Qld !

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:59 AM - by Scott Mitchell

Net-free fishing zones for Central and North Queensland

Today, The Queensland Government will deliver on its election commitment and move ahead on the implementation of three net-free fishing zones in Queensland before the end of the year.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne said Cabinet had considered the feedback from more than 6,300 public submissions received during the recent consultation process.

“Ninety per cent of submissions were in favour of introducing net-free zones,” Minister Byrne said.
“The net free zones will offer benefits in tourism and recreational fishing in Queensland and I am excited about the opportunities these zones will have directly on the communities along the boundaries.

“As the Minister for Fisheries I am proud to be leading the reform of fisheries management that has been talked about over the years but never... [Read More]
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