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Departmental media releases

  • First seasonal workers for St George

    In a first for remote regional areas of Queensland, on-farm quarantine arrangements at St George have been approved for 34 seasonal workers from Tonga.

    23-Sep-2021

  • Scientific review informs industry of a way forward in the management of Panama TR4

    An independently commissioned review into Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4) in Far North Queensland has provided a list of research priorities to help guide industry to manage the disease in the long term.

    21-Sep-2021

  • New management arrangements for Queensland saucer scallop fishery
    • Queensland’s trawl fishers will no longer be able to retain saucer scallops when fishing in waters in the central and southern part of the coast.
    • This is because of ongoing decline in stocks.
    • The 2021 stock assessment for saucer scallops in Queensland estimates a spawning biomass of 12 per cent of the unfished biomass in 2020 - a decrease from the 2019 estimate of 17 per cent.
    • If we don’t take strong action now, there will be no scallop fishery into the future.

    27-Aug-2021

  • Fisheries reforms coming into effect

    A range of reforms to Queensland fisheries will soon take effect, which will clarify commercial fishing rules and reporting requirements for fishers while making the fisheries and the industry more sustainable.

    24-Aug-2021

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