26 September 2023

Fishery groups sink in for the fish

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Fisheries Queensland has caught on people with an interest in sustainable management of fisheries to join a Fishery Working Group.

Executive Director of the Agency, Dallas D’Silva said nominations were now open for membership of the 14 Fishery Working Groups, which were integral to delivering world-class, sustainable fisheries.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of sustainable fisheries management,” Mr D’Silva said.

“Fishery Working Groups provide important operational advice on the management of specific fisheries and serve as an effective communication and consultative forum between fishing stakeholders and the Government.”

He said Fisheries Queensland was seeking a range of people to join the groups “including commercial and recreational fishers, charter operators, seafood marketers and processors, conservation representatives and First Nations peoples”.

Mr D’Silva said the working groups had been very effective in developing harvest strategies, and their operational knowledge and advice had been invaluable.

“Under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, working group membership is renewed every two years. We have also reviewed the Fishery Working Group guidelines and released it for public consultation,” he said.

Applications to join a Fishery Working Group close on 21 May, which is also the closing date for feedback on the guidelines.

Those who wish to either nominate for a Fishery Working Group or provide feedback on the guidelines can find more information at this PS News link.

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