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Sustainable fisheries strategy

The Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 sets out the government’s reform agenda for the next 10 years.

It will pave the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system. It is the biggest fisheries reform in Queensland’s history and will ensure healthy fish stocks that will support thousands of Queensland jobs.

  • What is the sustainable fisheries strategy

    The Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 sets out the government’s reform agenda for the next 10 years.

  • Changes to Queensland's fisheries legislation

    To deliver upon the commitments made under the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027

  • Fisheries reform

    Discussion papers have been developed to reform our fisheries in line with the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.

  • Sustainable fisheries expert panel

    The Expert Panel will provide independent advice on implementation of the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy and best practice fisheries management.

  • Fishery working groups

    Working Groups will provide operational advice on particular fisheries and assist with the development of harvest strategies.

  • What it means for commercial fishers

    This strategy will ensure healthy fish stocks that will support fishing businesses and Queensland jobs.

  • What it means for recreational fishers

    This strategy will ensure healthy fish stocks providing for a more satisfying recreational fishing experience.

  • What it means for the marine environment

    This strategy will ensure best practice fisheries management delivers more resilient fish stocks and minimises the impact of fishing on the marine environment.

  • Vessel tracking

    Vessel tracking across the commercial fishing fleet will assist in improving compliance, validating data provided by fishers and assist in fishery management.

  • Harvest strategy

    Clarity about overall fishery objectives, fishery performance indicators, triggers for management action and appropriate management responses or decision rules.

  • Managing fisheries for sustainability

    Explanation of the concepts of sustainability and biomass and why they are important for fisheries management

  • Monitoring and research plan

    Outlines improved data collection, and identifies and prioritises monitoring, research and assessment needs to support the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.

  • Ecological risk assessment guideline

    A foundation of sustainable fisheries management is managing the impact of fishing activities on non-target species and the broader marine ecosystem.

  • Data validation plan

    This plan provides a framework for the validation and collection of more accurate fisheries information.

  • mud crab Fisheries Resource Reallocation Policy

    This policy delivers on the action under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy and outlines the key steps and considerations for reallocation of fishery resources.

  • Charter Fishing Action Plan

    The Charter Fishing Action Plan 2018-2021 aims to grow tourism and jobs through a world-class charter fishing industry.