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 working group
- Crab working group
- East coast inshore working group
Expression of interest
Fisheries Queensland is now seeking expressions of interest for members of the following:
- Marine aquarium fish/ coral fisheries working group
- Sea cucumber (beche-de-mer) fishery working group
- Tropical rock lobster fishery working group
- We are also filling a vacancy for a commercial and/or scientific position on the existing Coral reef fin fish fishery working group .
Anyone is able to nominate, regardless of whether you are a member of an industry or community organisation.
Membership on the working groups is on a voluntary basis - 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.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted by 14 October 2017. You can apply online or download and complete the expression of interest form (PDF, 160.9KB) .
Applications may be submitted by email or post, but must be received by the due date. Contact details are in the expression of interest document (PDF, 160.9KB).
Membership of working groups will be finalised by October 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in writing and be contacted to arrange attendance at the first working group meeting.
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.
Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 if you have any queries.