Wide cast for fishery working group members

News release | 06-Apr-2023

Queenslanders with an interest in sustainable management of our fisheries are urged to submit an application to join a fishery working group.

Fisheries Queensland Executive Director Dallas D’Silva, said nominations are open for membership of 14 fishery working groups, which are integral to delivering world-class, sustainable fisheries.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of sustainable fisheries management,” Mr D’Silva said.

“Fishery working groups provide important operational advice on the management of specific fisheries and serve as an effective communication and consultative forum between fishing stakeholders and the Queensland Government.”

“We are seeking a range of people to join the fishery working groups, including commercial and recreational fishers, charter operators, seafood marketers and processors, conservation representatives and First Nations peoples.”

Mr D’Silva said the working groups have been very effective in developing harvest strategies and their operational knowledge and advice has been invaluable.

“Under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, working group membership is renewed every two years. We have also reviewed the fishery working groups guideline and released it for public consultation.”

Applications to join the fishery working groups are due by 21 May 2023, and consultation on the working groups guideline also closes 21 May 2023.

To nominate for the working groups and provide feedback on the guidelines, visit https://daf.engagementhub.com.au/ .

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