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Offline rayke1938

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Changes to Fisheries Legistation
« on: Thu 20 Jun 16:38 2019 »
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Have your say on changes to fisheries legislation - by Monday 19 July 2019

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Have your say - Changes to fisheries legislation by Monday 19 July 2019

In June 2017, the Queensland Government released the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy (the Strategy) paving the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system.

To implement fisheries reforms additional changes to the Fisheries Regulation 2008 (the Regulation) are required.

Extensive consultation has occurred over the last 18 months, with results of consultation available online atwww.fisheries.qld.gov.au. All feedback has been considered by the relevant working groups and the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel and a number of changes have been made as a result of feedback.

A discussion paper has been developed to provide all stakeholders with the opportunity to have a say about the proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008.

Key proposed changes include:

 

splitting fisheries into regions

establishing sustainable catch limits for crab, east coast inshore and trawl and snapper and pearl perch

allocating quota and effort units to individuals

adjusting size limits from pearl perch and king threadfin

introducing a one month seasonal closure for snapper and pearl perch to rebuild overfished stocks

reducing the mud crab in-possession limit from 10 to 7

introducing boat limits for priority blackmarket species

introducing a new general possession limit of 20 for any species that doesn’t have a current limit

banning lightweight crab pots that ‘ghost fish’.

 

You can provide feedback by completing the online survey or downloading the response form and submitting it by email or post:

Online:              www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/sustainable/sustainable-fisheries-strategy/fisheries-reforms

Email:              fisheriesmanagers@daf.qld.gov.au

Mail:                Proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

GPO Box 46

Brisbane Qld 4001

 

Want to talk to us about the proposed changes?

Should you require any information please contact the Department's Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 or visitwww.fisheries.qld.gov.au. If you would like to talk to a Fishery Manager about the proposed changes, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 to arrange a call back at a time that is suitable for you.

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Offline Fisharwashe

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Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
« Reply #1 on: Thu 20 Jun 18:08 2019 »
beat me to the punch Commodore!   ;)

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Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
« Reply #2 on: Sun 23 Jun 14:22 2019 »
Sounds like a good plan but these proposals may not deter hardcore blackmarket type people.

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  • Offline Mitchell Bierge

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #3 on: Sun 23 Jun 15:50 2019 »
    So is there going be any public workshops or forums for the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy Reforms  becuase in this past decade  there hardly anything has happen unlike what we had in pervious decade like the Rocky  fish review &  all the inshore species review

    How they going enforced the one month snapper & peral perch  closure which months is decided on
    With the black market  species never had any real success in police it so how to enforce the legislation on it this time round to make it work

    What's going expected  crab pot manufacture weight & size allowed so no longer  light weight pot   & If have light weight crab pot what set weight will be so can be used legally

     The Department of Argruiclture and fisheries they need to articulate with the reforms are proposing much better to the public  becuase haven't see any adverts or announcement of this  Sustainable Fishiries Strategy Reforms 
    The only way find out is through on fishing website  one or have close friend is on the committee becuase the common person on the street aren't aware of this happening
     Or they trying do by stealth so spend less money & aggravation  from the people going affect

    By they way am all for to have  Sustainable Fisheries future  but with decent consultation & actual science behind it + logic
    Mitch
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  • Offline Fisharwashe

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #4 on: Sun 23 Jun 16:23 2019 »
    Mitch this is one of 3 notices currently in play so it's fair to say there's going to be a shake up.  Other 2 cover MP's in Wide Bay Burnett and MB itself, with the later being an access issue.  So I'll throw up a "think about it" option on access, What would large cruise ship operators want when navigating the bay?

    Food for thought, it's not what is said so often as what isn't.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #5 on: Mon 24 Jun 12:25 2019 »
    Mitch this is one of 3 notices currently in play so it's fair to say there's going to be a shake up.  Other 2 cover MP's in Wide Bay Burnett and MB itself, with the later being an access issue.  So I'll throw up a "think about it" option on access, What would large cruise ship operators want when navigating the bay?

    Food for thought, it's not what is said so often as what isn't.

    There is over 360 bookings for the new terminal.

    Wondering what going do about the famous Luagage Point aroma?

    The future container ships running the main channel are on increase as swing basin in front of berths 7-11 is increased from 295 to 320 length ships. Which means 16 o17 container wide or 42m wide ships which is maximum for the current cranes there.

    Still reckon the 120 rule is to stop person living full time on vessels.
    Will it affect residents in marinas?

    Plus is it the shiny object to distract us while they slip something in shadows through?

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    Offline Fisharwashe

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #6 on: Mon 24 Jun 15:34 2019 »
    They are supposedly in the same conf room as me tomorrow Crabby so I intending asking a few leading questions.... not to muddy the water but to toss out some berley n see what bites I get  ;) ::)

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #7 on: Mon 24 Jun 16:09 2019 »
    State government was smart cookies about 12years ago having MBMP review and the Finfish review running at same time.

    Average fisherman thought was same thing and did stuff all to provide input.
    Still very annoyed that lost dilly nets for crabs in finfish and no scientific no fish zones occurred for for MBMP.

    The recent ban on most shellfish in MBMP is clear demostration of lazy enforcement with blanket ban.

    Instead of correctly funding inspectors and using the available legistlation  to deal with law breakers it was just a big red line drawn for everyone.

    So if you think this 120day rule does not affect you just wait and dont be suprised when bent over barrel and not even given a kiss afterwards.

    First be fishing licence for all qld waters, 5 years time log on when and where going fishing,
    Later record catch and release, then will restrict where and when  and how often(120days dropped to say 30days).

    The 120days current is just to get the legislation in
     And in currently there.
    Just like the shellfish amendment it wont have to be tabled in state parliament and voted on.

    You can say I wear a tin foil hat but come 2030 have a think about the nutter in 2019 telling you to have your say.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #8 on: Wed 26 Jun 14:05 2019 »
    "allocating quota and effort units to individuals"

    What does this mean?
    Cheers Freeeedom

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #9 on: Mon 8 Jul 19:00 2019 »
    Done the online submission  spenent couple hours on it to my shock horror  at the end didn't ask who filled in it

    To me feels like going be waste time doing it do they actually read the comments  believe they just going thought the process try  the state government is still being very stealth of this  review  becuase still haven't seen nothing the media about unless they last in last few days of it

    Mitch
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #10 on: Fri 2 Aug 10:01 2019 »
    "allocating quota and effort units to individuals"

    What does this mean?
    Cheers Freeeedom
    Quota is a new process where instead of Fisheries saying you can't catch a certain fish once the limit is reached, they give each fisherman a certain quota for the year and when they finish that they have to buy quota off another fisherman who perhaps won't reach their quantity for the year.

    Good in theory, except that it is an additional cost per kg, plus in Qld, the quota has not been based on previous catch history. Some fishermen are only being given 1/3 of their usual annual catch. In these cases they reach that quota in 3 months and then can't fish for the rest of the year.

    In theory they could purchase more quota, but with quota not been given allocated on a like for like basis, its' likely no one will have any to sell anyway.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #11 on: Fri 2 Aug 11:23 2019 »
    I reckon they have already made up their minds as to what will happen, irrespective of what people submit. Just like job applications, they already have a person in mind for the job but by law they have to go through the motions of advertising etc knowing full well the other applicants wont have a chance. No difference to this too in my books.
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #12 on: Sun 1 Sep 15:18 2019 »
    Changes came in as of today.
    Heaps of info on fisheries websites.
    Lots of changes so worth a read before getting pinged on the water
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #13 on: Sun 1 Sep 19:08 2019 »
    What I can see that effects me.
    Closures
     New seasonal closure for snapper and pearl perch – 15 July to 15 August each year

    Mud crab possession limit reduced from 10 to 7

     Boat limits for nine priority black-market species will be two times the possession limit – mud crab,
    prawns, snapper.

    Blue swimmer crab possession limit reduced from no limit to 20

    reducing pipi and mollusc limits from 50 to 30.

    Recreational crab apparatus and freshwater traps must now be marked with the surname and address
    of the person using the apparatus
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #14 on: Mon 2 Sep 17:56 2019 »
    Dropping sand crabs to 20 is stupid.
    Hope there is a tonnage limit of trawel by catch as well.
    Their numbers will increase and when they do will the size be increased to match the old legal size?

    Didnt know there freshwater was being cover as well this time.

    Should have read it more than once