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  1. #46

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    Quote Originally Posted by insidermb View Post
    I have a better idea ,why don't we sign a petition to get you out of your business or job or whatever you do .We should get some slimy M.P.to think it is a good idea to get some dirty votes by getting rid of your occupation by just stopping you right now & to offer you 1 or 2 years of your average wage as so called compensation. Of course you will have to pay tax on this compensation .If you have say $ 200,000 or $300,000 worth of gear that is just usefull for your occupation alone, sorry - no compensation - you will just have to dump it or give it away , as no one will want to buy it. That sounds like a great petition - Where do I sign.
    Quite possibly the best response to the claptrap from this guy I have seen yet. Well done Sir.

  2. #47

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    Recreational fishing value on the Fraser Coast


    Referencing the State Wide 2010 Recreational fishing survey - Over a third of all recreational fishers (in excess of 700,000 state wide) lived in the Brisbane region but the participation rate among local residents was highest in the Mackay and Wide Bay-Burnett (Fraser Coast) regions, where 28% and 26% of the population were recreational fishers, respectively.


    Localised depletion is being experienced across a number of key important recreational fish species both locally across the Fraser Coast region and across the state. Catch rates for anglers on the Fraser Coast region alone, have dropped from 7.8 fish landed per person per trip in 1986 to 0.81 fish per person per trip in 2003. This is the most current research but concerns are that this decline continues much further today and is in need of further review. Reference: Moore N. 1986 Recreational fishing in Hervey Bay and Great Sandy Strait. QDPI Information series Murphy I. 2003. 2003 Creel Survey. A ‘Snapshot’ of Recreational Fishers and Their Catches in the Hervey Bay Region, Queensland, between January and May, 2003.


    Visitor Expenditure generated through Recreational Fishing across the Fraser Coast equates to approximately $39 million per annum. It is important to note that this figure is based on visitors only, and it does not take into account the value generated by recreational fishing by keen fisherman who reside within the Fraser Coast - this figure would be significant.


    The figure of $39 million is compiled by the International Visitor Survey (IVS) and the National Visitor Survey (NVS) which is collated by Tourism Research Australia. This data is then distributed to the State Tourism Organisations and then distributed to the regional tourism organisations such as Fraser Coast Tourism and Events. Through the Fraser Coast Destination Tourism Plan, it is estimated that if the Fraser Coast is to increase its share of the Queensland Recreational Fishing Market by 8% by the year 2020, the value of visitor expenditure generated purely through recreational fishing would equate to approximately $107 million per annum by the year 2020. Again this does not include local expenditure – purely visiting anglers.


    The Fraser Coast contains more fish diversity than the entire Great Barrier Reef being a crossover zone between tropical and temperate waters. It is recognised as the most southern limit for Wild Barramundi on the East Coast of Australia. Reference:  Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management 2014. The Great Sandy Biosphere.


    In 2009 the Great Sandy Region was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO, the global organisation that also awards World Heritage Listings. This decision gives worldwide recognition to both the Fraser Coast and Cooloola Regions, and the Wide Bay Burnett Coastline, putting the Great Sandy Region in the same class as the Galapagos Islands, the Central Amazon, the Everglades and Uluru. The Great Sandy Region is also recognised as an important RAMSAR Site, a dugong protection area and major turtle ecosystem.

    If "You" want to STOP Commercial NETTING in our Great Sandy Marine Park You can sign the petition @ https://www.change.org/p/dr-steven-m...dy-marine-park

    Thanks Scotto
    So Many Fish - So little time !

    I Proudly support the following companies: Shimano, G.Loomis, The Haines Group, Scientific Anglers, Abel Reels, Lowrance

  3. #48

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    Quote Originally Posted by PROS View Post
    have you been pushing this through facebook at all?

    the reason I ask is that I haven't come across anything on fb about this.
    online forums these days become mostly readers, fb has more active involvement

    Isn't there any famous fishing character supporting this? like Paul Worsteling or others
    If he alone pushes a single 20sec video on his fb with his wife wearing a nice top, you will get 10k signers within the day

    I don't see the marketing behind your purpose

    Max
    Yep and we also had a video shot with Steve Starling which you can view @ https://www.facebook.com/FraserCoastFishingAlliance/

    Again its hard to believe we have 2750 on-line signatures ( over 2000 now in print locally as well ) with the reach we have with social media ....

    Feel free to share it with ALL your friends and contracts :-)

    Thanks Scotto
    So Many Fish - So little time !

    I Proudly support the following companies: Shimano, G.Loomis, The Haines Group, Scientific Anglers, Abel Reels, Lowrance

  4. #49

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    1986 through to 2003 seen a new era in boating for accessories like decent sounders, gps, 4 stroke engines allowing long range travel to new fishing grounds, quality fishing equipment and an economy where everyone could afford to buy a boat or upgrade their existing boat.
    The amount of rec anglers quadrupled throughout that period of time so how much of this do you attribute to declining fish stocks in those years that you mention.
    There is also habitat destruction and degradation from increasing populations along the Eastern Seaboard as well as industrialization and the pollutants that come with it.
    Surely you cannot lay the blame squarely on commercial fishermen.
    Another issue with the massive numbers of rec anglers is the massive numbers of shamateurs with many operating full time and making a substantial living off their black market fishing.
    This wreaks of nothing but pure greed by a bunch of rec anglers and local business owners who want everything for themselves at the expense of every non fishing Australian who enjoys a feed of fresh seafood that everyone in the country ultimately owns.
    Why do idiots that you hate continually like your posts?

  5. #50

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie123 View Post
    Another issue with the massive numbers of rec anglers is the massive numbers of shamateurs with many operating full time and making a substantial living off their black market fishing.
    This wreaks of nothing but pure greed by a bunch of rec anglers and local business owners who want everything for themselves at the expense of every non fishing Australian who enjoys a feed of fresh seafood that everyone in the country ultimately owns.
    Aussie - the Great Sandy Marine Park is THE ONLY marine park in the country that allows unrestricted numbers of commercial fishers to NET in what "should be" true YELLOW conservation zone areas !

    This is not a debate about recreational vs. commercial fishing. It is about destructive apparatus [netting and trawling] that is being banned in sensitive areas around the nation and around the world.


    The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance Inc. is supportive of the continuation of commercial crabbing and commercial line fishing in the Great Sandy Marine Park, with certain conditions.


    The FCFA would support commercial line fishing in the Great Sandy Area by “long term local operators” on a Permit & quota basis.


    The FCFA supports ‘Continued commercial crabbing in the Great Sandy Area by “long term local operators” on a Permit & quota basis.


    A conservation park (Yellow) zone is a marine resource protection zone generally orientated to tourism and recreational uses, but with some fishing and educational collecting allowed.



    Its objectives are


    The Conservation Park (Yellow) Zone allows for increased protection and conservation of areas of the Marine Park, while providing opportunities for reasonable use and enjoyment including limited extractive use. Most extractive activities are allowed in a Conservation Park (Yellow) Zone with additional restrictions for most fishing activities.


    The commercial sector state the current Great Sandy Designated Area allows recreational fishers to use three lines or rods per person with a combined total of six hooks when fishing in this area.


    Recreational fishers in TRUE conservation park (Yellow) zones in the Moreton Bay Marine Park are able to use up to two hand-held rods or handlines per fisher, with no more than two hooks in total for each fisher. There are also six rivers and creeks in the State Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park Zoning Plan allow the use of two lines and hooks.


    The Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance insists that recreational anglers be allowed up to two hand-held rods or handlines per fisher, with no more than two hooks in total for each fisher in true Conservation Zones ( Yellow ) once the Great Sandy Marine Park is "corrected" and the Great Sandy Designated Area is REMOVED.



    To Clarify What WILL be effected by "Correcting" our Great Sandy Marine Park & debunk some of the propaganda from the commercial sector :-


    REMOVING the "anomaly" that is the Great Sandy Designated Area ( Red Cross Hatching on our Yellow Zones ) WILL NOT EFFECT :-


    * Trawler fishing - Which mostly ALL occurs outside of the Great Sandy Designated Area ( with exception a couple of beam trawl operators )


    * Prawns – Otter Trawling ALL occurs outside of the Great Sandy Designated Area ( with exception a couple of beam trawl operators & some stripe nets in the Mary River )


    * Scallops & bugs - Which ALL occurs outside of the Great Sandy Designated Area


    * Spanner crabs – which are harvested outside of the Great Sandy Area


    * Fish and prawns farmed commercially in Queensland


    * Commercial Line Fishing IE: Mackerel , trout etc.


    * The FCFA would support commercial line fishing in the Great Sandy Area by “long term local operators” on a Permit & quota basis.


    * The FCFA supports ‘ Continued commercial crabbing in the Great Sandy Area by “long term local operators” on a Permit & quota basis .


    IT WILL EFFECT & REMOVE Commercial Gill Netting !


    More FACTS can be found @ http://www.frasercoastfishingallianc...GSMP%20(3).pdf


    Regards Scotto
    So Many Fish - So little time !

    I Proudly support the following companies: Shimano, G.Loomis, The Haines Group, Scientific Anglers, Abel Reels, Lowrance

  6. #51

    Re: STOP Commercial netting in the Great Sandy Marine Park !

    The numbers are building - keep the signatures coming - It takes less than a minute to sign & share with ALL your friends and contacts ....

    Sign here - https://www.change.org/p/dr-steven-m...dy-marine-park

    Thanks Scotto
    So Many Fish - So little time !

    I Proudly support the following companies: Shimano, G.Loomis, The Haines Group, Scientific Anglers, Abel Reels, Lowrance

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