The public consultation period for the Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform in Queensland has now closed.
All feedback provided will be considered and taken into account in the development of a strategic policy that will guide the management of Queensland's fisheries resources into the future.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on a green paper on fisheries management reform. The purpose of the green paper is to engage with the community and stakeholders about the best approach for managing Queensland's fisheries resources into the future. The green paper outlines:
- the Government's vision for the management of wild harvest fisheries
- where we want to be, and
- the proposed reforms that are required.
The green paper is a major step in developing a strategic policy to guide the management of Queensland's fisheries resources into the future. Feedback received in response to this green paper will be used by the government to determine which initiatives are supported by the public.
Public consultation period timings
Public comment on the green paper opened on Thursday, 21 July 2016.
The public comment period is now closed.
Download the Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform in Queensland, or click below to download individual chapters:
- Minister's introduction
- Overview, what is a green paper?
- Fishing in Queensland: setting the scene
- Where we want to be: a vision for Queensland's wild harvest fisheries
- Why reform Fisheries?
- How we will get there
Major areas for reform:1. Managing target stocks
2. Managing impacts on the ecosystem including non-target species
3. Resource sharing arrangements between sectors
4. Access to the resources
5. Decision-making framework
6. Harvest strategies
7. Data and information
8. Consultation and engagement
9. Fisheries compliance
How to have your say
You can participate by:
- Completing the online survey—you may choose to answer all or only some of the questions.
- Posting a *written response to:
- print the online survey webpage
- refer to question boxes in the green paper, for example, 'Page 13, Question 1'.
- Emailing your response to Fisheries Queensland.
GPO Box 46
Brisbane Qld 4001.
*To help you prepare a written response, you can:
Further information about the green paper
The following fact sheets have been developed to help you get the most out of the green paper and of your opportunity for providing feedback.
- Overview of the green paper, including the need for change
- Summary of the 10 proposed reform areas
- Frequently asked questions about the Green Paper
- What does the fisheries management reform green paper mean for commercial fishers?
- What does the fisheries management reform green paper mean for Indigenous fishers?
- What does the fisheries management reform green paper mean for recreational fishers?
- What does the fisheries management reform green paper mean for the community?
- What does the fisheries management reform green paper mean for the environment?
Discuss the green paper with fisheries managers
Fisheries managers will be available for a number of informal discussions about the green paper in regional coastal centres throughout the 10-week public consultation period.
To assist us to make the best use of limited resources, we are asking interested parties to register their request for an informal discussion by calling the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 (or 07 3404 9666 if calling from interstate) or emailing email@example.com.
Fisheries managers will endeavour to plan a schedule that accommodates as many requests for informal discussions as possible. However, for practical reasons it may not be possible to accommodate all requests.
You may also be interested in the following external links relating to fisheries management:
- Commonwealth fisheries harvest strategy policy and guidelines, by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
- Animated explanation of fisheries economics and policy, including the concept of Maximum Economic Yield, by the Conservation Strategy Fund
- Independent review of Queensland fisheries management approaches conducted in 2014