Engagement with traditional fishers

Fisheries Queensland is committed to improving engagement with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy is implemented.

The strategy outlines two key actions directly relevant to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders:

In addition, cultural liaison officer roles have been created within the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) to facilitate relationships between Indigenous communities, Indigenous land and sea rangers, and QBFP officers.

Since January 2018, these officers have made significant progress building relationships with communities, including working with Indigenous land and sea rangers to undertake joint patrols and activities like crab pot clean-ups.