Three new fish­ery groups

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

EX­PRES­SIONS of in­ter­est are be­ing sought from ex­pe­ri­enced in­di­vid­u­als to join one of three new fish­ery work­ing groups.

Fish­eries Min­is­ter Bill Byrne said the work­ing groups were fun­da­men­tal to the de­liv­ery of a world-class fish­eries man­age­ment sys­tem un­der the new Sus­tain­able Fish­eries Strat­egy 2017-2027.

“We are in the early stages of the most sig­nif­i­cant re­form of fish­eries man­age­ment in Queens­land's his­tory and this is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to be part of it,” Mr Byrne said.

“We want to hear from peo­ple who want to be part of the east coast trawl, crab, and east coast in­shore work­ing groups.

“Work­ing groups will pro­vide ad­vice on the op­er­a­tional as­pects of the man­age­ment of a par­tic­u­lar fish­ery.”

The ini­tial fo­cus for the groups would be to pro­vide ad­vice on man­age­ment op­tions and to de­velop a har­vest strat­egy.

Fish­eries Queens­land was seek­ing peo­ple with knowl­edge from a range of sec­tors in­clud­ing recre­ational, com­mer­cial or in­dige­nous fish­ers and peo­ple with con­ser­va­tion ex­pe­ri­ence.

For more in­for­ma­tion on each of the fish­ery work­ing groups or to ap­ply, visit www.fish­eries.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.

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