Fishery working groups

Fishery working groups are a key action under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. Each working group provides advice to Fisheries Queensland on the operational aspects of the management of a particular 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.

For more information, refer to the relevant working group Terms of Reference.

All working groups, terms of references and communiques are available through the links below.

Expression of interest

Membership is established through an open expression of interest process.

Membership is on a voluntary basis for up to two years. 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.

Due to the high workload, prospective members should ideally not be a member on another fishery working group. This also enables more people to have the opportunity to contribute.

In deciding the membership of working groups, Fisheries Queensland will seek a balance of representation across the fishery including:

  • Geographic distribution, different stakeholder interests and gender
  • Knowledge across the range of species, fishing methods and fishery risks
  • Skill set of the particular person.

No expressions of interest are currently open.