Fisheries Advocacy

QSIA has been a vocal advocate for the rights of its members and commercial fishing in Queensland.

Fisheries Reform Process: Survey Bank

Survey 1. Ecological Biomass Objective

This survey relates to the biomass targets identified by the Queensland government as part of its reform agenda.  Please use the link below to provide feedback to the survey.

Survey link: Queensland Fisheries Reform - Ecological Biomass Objective

Printable survey: Ecological Biomass Objective

Survey 2. Queensland Crab Survey

This survey relates to the Crab Discussion paper released by the Queensland government on 8 March 2018.  This survey provides industry with an opportunity to provide detailed views on proposed changes to the management of the Queensland crab fishery (Mud and Blue Swimmer Crab).

Survey link: Queensland Fisheries Reform - Crab Fishery

Printable survey: Crab Fishery Survey

Survey 3. Queensland Trawl Survey

This survey relates to the Trawl Discussion paper released by the Queensland government on 8 March 2018.  This survey provides industry with an opportunity to provide detailed views on proposed changes to the management of the Queensland trawl fishery.

Survey link: Queensland Fisheries Reform - Trawl Fishery

Printable survey: Trawl Fishery Survey

Survey 4. Post-Harvest Survey

The association has worked with the Queensland Seafood Marketers Association to draft a post-harvest survey.  This survey was developed as a response to a lack of attention to the connection between the wild harvest and post-harvest sectors as part of the reform process.

Survey link: Queensland Fisheries Reform - Post-Harvest

Printable survey: Post-Harvest Survey

Survey 5. Inshore Survey

This survey relates to the Inshore (net fishery) Discussion paper released by the Queensland government on 8 March 2018.  This survey provides industry with an opportunity to provide detailed views on proposed changes to the management of the Queensland net fishery.

Survey link: Queensland Fisheries Reform - Inshore Fishery

Printable survey: Inshore Survey

 

Sustainable Fisheries Strategy Discussion Papers

The Queensland government has released four discussion papers for comment by Sunday 20 May 2018.

Crab Discussion Paper

CRFFF Discussion Paper

EC Inshore Discussion Paper

Trawl Discussion Paper

Responses to these discussion papers is required by Sunday 20 May 2018. QSIA will be coordinating an industry response to the discussion papers.  The association will provide a feedback process by the end of May 2018.

 

QSIA and the introduction of VMS

QSIA correspondence regarding the introduction of vessel management systems to the commercial fishing sector.

Issues with VMS

 

QSIA Submission Green Paper Submission

The following paper was drafted in response to the State Government’s fisheries green paper process.

QSIA Green Paper Submission 14 October 2016

 

Reef Blueprint for Resilience

QSIA concerns regarding the Reef Blueprint for Resilience

Letter to GBRMPA_2 Dec 2017