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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Fisheries policy and Tilapia when will they learn

Dec 21, 2014 - 11:27 PM - by pachedu
Nothing could be worse than the arrogance of this department during Anna Bligh.
However I am not seeing much change in the attitude under the Neuman government.

I was at Hilliard’s creek next to the baseball park in Ormiston this afternoon having a conversation with 2 youngsters .
I usually take time to talk to people fishing and enjoying nature. The one youngster was fishing and had a few small fish traps. His elder brother had a scooter and had been playing nearby

Along come 2 fishery inspectors earning double overtime on a Sunday to check what is going on.
One had a measure and as the 2 species that abound there are mullet and Tilapia they must have been hoping that they would find that someone had an undersized mullet or an illegal Tilapia.
Fishery policy is a big win for the ferrel fish because if you catch a Tilapia you cannot return it, you cannot keep it and there is nowhere to dispose of it other than to dig up the... [Read More]
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2015 Election Candidates Responses on Recreational Fishing - STATE

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:03 AM - by Scott Mitchell
CAREFISH & Queensland Recreational Fishing Network

Recreational Fishing Industries StakeHolders - 27.01.2015

QLD Election 2015

As promised, we've collected responses from parties that responded to our election questionnaire. These were LNP, Labor, Greens and PUP, and their policy announcements are attached. Responses from sitting MP's were unfortunately almost non-existent, however if any would like to make relevant late announcements, we'd be happy to distribute them.

Please note, these attachments are copied verbatim, some are extracts from much larger announcements, and these extracts should be read in context.

CAREFISH does not seek to promote, endorse or otherwise any particular political party or ideology, nor are we beholden what-so-ever to any. However, we are happy to pat any candidate or party on the back for job well done (as we see it) when it comes to recreational fishing and marine... [Read More]
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LOCAL Candidates position on RecreationalFfishing on our Fraser Coast !

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:38 AM - by Scott Mitchell
Detailed responses from our LOCAL Candidates on recreational fishing on our Fraser Coast – If nothing changes - Nothing Changes .......


Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc - QLD Election 2015

The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc. has collected responses from parties & Independents who responded to our election questionnaire. These were LNP, Labor, Greens, PUP, Family First, One Nation and Independents. Responses from our sitting MP's were unfortunately not received.

The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc. does not seek to promote, endorse or otherwise any particular political party or ideology, nor are we beholden what-so-ever to any. However, we are happy to share and distribute their positions so as the recreational fishing sector can make an informed voting decision when it comes to recreational fishing and marine health issues on our Fraser Coast come Saturday the 31st of... [Read More]
2 Replies | 1,613 Views

Lying pollies ignore boaties ... Again

Nov 02, 2014 - 11:58 PM - by SUPERDAFF
So the current Federal Government announces another fuel hike and once again, opines "a very minimal impact on car running costs", BUT ONCE AGAIN, NEVER EVEN MENTIONS THE WORD 'BOAT'.

We're about to pay even more money for fuel in the form of a deceitful increase in fuel excise which already has GST levied on it - another 'something' which never should have happened. We've effectively got a tax on top of a tax and in some places, a road levy as well. (Some boats never even go on the road).

Now we've got on increase in the levy under the tax under the GST. Give me a break. It's the step ladder of deceit.

Queensland Labor stole the 8 cents a litre fuel subsidy from you after promising black and red not to; the Queensland LNP was so sanctimoniously 'outraged', that it decided to scream blue and black but then do absolutely NOTHING about that decision and keep your 8 cents a litre instead.

Now the Federal LNP Coalition is... [Read More]
15 Replies | 5,802 Views

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