Fishery working groups are a priority action under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. Each working group will provide advice to Fisheries Queensland on the operational aspects of the management of a particular fishery. The initial focus will be advice on the development of a harvest strategy for the fishery.
Working groups are advisory only and will not be decision-making bodies. Working groups will be made up of a range of stakeholders – commercial and recreational fishers, charter operators, seafood marketers and processors and people with conservation experience.
Membership of the working groups is established through an expression of interest process, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Established working groups
- Coral reef fin fish & Spanish mackerel fishery working group
- Trawl fishery working group
- Crab fishery working group
- Spanner crab working group
- East coast inshore fishery working group
- Tropical rock lobster fishery working group
- Sea cucumber fishery working group
- Marine aquarium fish & Coral fishery working group
- Spanner crab working group
- Moreton Bay working group
- Rocky Reef working group
Expression of interest
Fisheries Queensland is seeking expressions of interest for members of the following working groups:
- Moreton Bay Working Group
- Rocky Reef Working Group
- Adding 2 Spanish mackerel commercial fishers and 1 recreational fisher that targets Spanish mackerel to the existing Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery Working Group to form the Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery and East Coast Spanish Mackerel Fishery working group.
Anyone is able to nominate, regardless of whether you are a member of an industry or community organisation.
Membership on the working groups is on a voluntary basis – no sitting fees will be paid. Members will be reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses including domestic travel, accommodation costs, motor vehicle allowances and meals.
Terms of reference are provided for each fishery. See the links above.
Further information on the appointment process for the fishery working groups is available in the Expression of Interest and the FAQ (PDF, 606.7KB).
How to apply
Applications must be submitted by Friday 15 June 2018. You can apply online or download (PDF, 606.7KB) and complete the form . Applications may be submitted by email or post, but must be received by the due date.
Membership of working groups will be finalised by July 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in writing and be contacted to arrange attendance at the first working group meeting.
Being a member of a working group is not the only way to get involved. Fisheries Queensland will be engaging all stakeholders more broadly through regular regional face to face meetings, releasing discussion papers on options to better manage our fisheries and online surveys. Check out our social media channels or subscribe to Catch News for more information.
Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 if you have any queries.