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 fin fishery working group
- Trawl fishery working group
- Crab fishery 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
Expression of interest
No expressions of interest are currently being offered.
How to apply
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.