On the 2 July the association posted material regarding current levels of industry stress. The issue of mental health s a continuing concern to industry.
Jessica Schremmer from the ABC’s Qld Country Hour provides some ongoing insights into sources of stress relating to poor government policy making highlighted by the Net Free Zones set in Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns and the recent incursion of white spot in Moreton Bay which, at least from an industry perspective was a catastrophic failure of biosecurity policy.
Here is the link to the story on www.abc.net.au: Net-free zones contributing to commercial fishermen’s depression, poor mental health
The podcasts of this story can be accessed here: Mental Health (once you land on the page scroll down the list of podcasts).
The association appreciates the participation of Dr Tanya King (Deakin University) Keith Harris, David Swindells and Lionel Riesenweber (QSIA) for their participation in the Qld Country Hour story.
Author: Eric Perez, CEO – Queensland Seafood Industry Association
Image: Queensland Seafood Industry Association
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