The Association has finalised its second fisheries reform survey and an accompanying media release are attached below.
Views regarding Queensland Fisheries Reform
- 95 percent of respondents indicated the reform process was rushed.
- 94 percent of respondents indicated that they wanted more time to consider the impact of the reform on them and their businesses.
- 97 percent of respondents indicated they had concerns with how Fisheries Queensland engages with industry.
- 80 percent of respondents indicated that they had considered leaving industry as a result of the reform process.
Views regarding Vessel Monitoring Systems
- 93 percent of respondents indicated concerns with the security of their information upon implementation of VMS across industry
- 93 percent of respondents indicated concerns with the number of agencies that may have access to VMS data.
- 94 percent of respondents indicated concern with the potential financial impacts of VMS on their business.
- 75 percent of respondents have considered exiting industry based on the introduction of VMS.
- 79 percent of respondents indicated that government would compromise their intellectual property by allowing access to their VMS data.
- 93 one percent of respondents stated that Fisheries Queensland had not adequately consulted with the commercial seafood industry regarding VMS.
Previous Survey Material…
Preliminary results: Preliminary Survey Results_3 Dec 2018
Media Release: MR_Lack of Trust in the Fisheries Reform Process_3 Dec 2018
On the 28 November the Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA), Gulf of Carpentaria, Commercial Fisherman’s Association (GoCCFA) and the Moreton Bay Seafood Industry Association (MBSIA) wrote to the Minister for Fisheries, the Hon Mark Furner MP outlining a loss in confidence in the reform process.
In March 2018 the QSIA released a survey to understand industry views regarding the fisheries reform process.
Author: Eric Perez, CEO, QSIA
Image: QSIA and R.Newham
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