Reminder: Sunshine Coast fisheries review public consultation meeting today

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Sunshine Coast fishers are encouraged to attend the fisheries review public consultation meeting today, Thursday 21 August from 5-7pm in the Lake Kawana Community Centre (Room 5-7), 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific. For more information visit www.mragasiapacific.com.au or call 3371 1500.
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Reminder: Fisheries Management Review public consultation meetings start tonight

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:50 PM - by Fisheries Queensland
Reminder: Gold Coast fishers are encouraged to attend the fisheries review public consultation meeting tonight.

Wednesday 20 August from 5-7pm in the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Nerang Southport Road. This will be hosted by independent consultants, MRAG Asia Pacific.

For more information visit www.mragasiapacific.com.au or call 3371 1500.


Fisheries Management Review public consultation meeting dates and locations are:
Location Date Time Venue
Gold Coast Wednesday 20 August 5-7pm
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Buyback of commercial licences Augsut 2014

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:05 PM - by Lucky_Phill
Final round for net fishing buyback

Commercial net fishers on the East Coast have one last opportunity to participate in the Queensland Government’s net buyback scheme.

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the Newman Government was delivering on its election promise to invest up to $9 million in the net fishing buyback scheme.

“The buyback scheme is part of our strong plan to ensure a sustainable fishing industry in Queensland,” Mr McVeigh said.

“Labor ignored the needs of our commercial fishing industry for years and many fishers faced an uncertain future.

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Tailor Stocks Hanging by a Thread

Jul 09, 2013 - 7:06 AM - by Slider
Long term monitoring of tailor populations in the Fraser Island and Cooloola region reveal that this once abundant and iconic species has declined to dangerously low levels. Commercial yields since 1988 have gradually reduced to unprecedented lows for the years 2011 and 2012 with no indications that 2013 will see any improvement. Recreational catches along the entire eastern seaboard of Australia replicate commercial yields and the impacts to tourism of this may be felt for many years to come and particularly in Queensland.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, John McVeigh, stated in 2012 that tailor populations are recovering with more mature fish now prevelant in the system and that the species is being sustainably fished. Mr McVeigh also says that annual monitoring of species of commercial or recreational importance ensures the future sustainability of Queensland's fisheries.

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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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