Bill Turner Artificial Reef @ Scarborough

May 27, 2015 - 3:17 PM - by Lucky_Phill
New Moreton Bay Artificial Reef

Recreational fishers will have a new place to drop their lines, with the creation of the former LNP Government commissioned 20 hectare Turner artificial reef off Scarborough in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

The reef is being built at Scarborough about 1km offshore and will attract fishers and divers from throughout the region.
The project was an important part of the LNP Government’s plan to establish more artificial reefs in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
“The LNP Government has delivered on sustainable recreational fishing by taking pressure off existing natural reefs, creating more reefs in the Bay and helping replenish our fish stocks,”
Dr Robinson said the addition to the artificial reef was good for the marine environment and creates new reef ecosystems to help support the broader marine life in Moreton Bay.
“The LNP is providing a better fishing experience for Mum & Dad anglers in an... [Read More]
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Latest Supertrawler news.... 26th April

Apr 29, 2013 - 6:11 PM - by Lucky_Phill
: Tony Burke » Media centre » Media releases 2013 The Hon Tony Burke MP

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Super trawler stopped again

Media release
26 April 2013

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke today made a final declaration stopping large capacity commercial fishing vessels from operating in the area of the Small Pelagic Fishery for two years.

The declaration will prevent the super trawler - the Abel Tasman, formally named the FV Margiris - from operating as a freezing and processing vessel of fish supplied by other vessels... [Read More]
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Boat Capsize Lady Musgrave

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:25 PM - by JulianDeMarchi

Good to see they were rescued.

Hopefully no one from on here....
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QLD fishing industry compliance meetings.

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:35 PM - by rayken1938
Media release20 March 2015

Fishers invited to industry meetings

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has announced fisheries compliance meeting dates for Brisbane to Tin Can Bay.

QBFP district manager Brett Depper said fishers are encouraged to attend to discuss compliance issues to ensure the patrol’s efforts are targeted to better protect Queensland’s fisheries.

“Meetings are being held for the trawl, line, crab, net, worm and Indigenous fisheries,” Mr Depper said.

“We encourage all commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisher representatives to attend to provide their input.

“This will ensure we are across all the issues that currently have an impact on the industry including compliance and fishing practices.

“QBFP aims to protect Queensland’s fisheries and with stakeholder... [Read More]
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Labor talking about banning net fishing in Moreton bay

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:00 AM - by Bobpen
The Queensland government's plan to ban net fishing in three areas could put the local seafood industry at risk, commercial fishers say.
Labor has promised net-free fishing areas in Trinity Inlet near Cairns, St Helens Beach near Mackay, and parts of the Capricorn Coast.
The government has proposed talking to commercial and recreational fishers about banning net fishing in Moreton Bay.
A spokesman for Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne says the policy will encourage recreational fishing and have have trickle-down benefits the tourism sector.
He says only small areas are being considered for bans and compensation packages will be offered to fishers.
But the Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) says net bans will hit the local fishing sector.
"We already import 70 per cent of our seafood and by closing these vast areas of ocean to net fishing we will greatly reduce the availability of local catch," QSIA president Karen Collard told... [Read More]
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