Industry Health

QSIA is shocked by the research findings of high levels of psychological distress amongst Australia’s fishing industry.

The work undertaken by Dr Tanya King from Deakin University has highlighted the stress facing commercial fishers. Below is the Deakin University media release and response from QSIA.

MR_ Fisher health survey shows ‘confronting’ results: Deakin research

MR_ Fishing families under considerable psychological distress

A 2011 report titled, ‘Identifying, communicating and integrating social considerations into future management concerns in inshore commercial fisheries in Coastal Queensland’ (FRDC Project provides additional background supporting the data reported by Dr King.

Summary_Project No 2008_073

Final Report_Project No 2008_073