Green paper on fisheries management reform in Queensland

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:

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:                        
  • Fisheries Queensland
    GPO Box 46
    Brisbane Qld 4001.                                

    *To help you prepare a written response, you can:                      

    • 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.                            

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.

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

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.

Further reading

You may also be interested in the following external links relating to fisheries management:

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Last updated 17 October 2016