Hun­dreds cast a line for a job

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

FISH­ERIES Queens­land has re­ceived more than 330 ap­pli­ca­tions from peo­ple who want to join the Queens­land Boat­ing and Fish­eries Pa­trol.

Fish­eries Min­is­ter Bill Byrne said there was clearly strong com­pe­ti­tion for the 20 new front­line po­si­tions an­nounced last month in the State Bud­get, co­in­cid­ing with the launch of the Sus­tain­able Fish­eries Strat­egy.

“QBFP has a crit­i­cal role in en­sur­ing fish­eries re­sources and habi­tats are man­aged sus­tain­ably for the fu­ture,” Mr Byrne said.

“It is the role of the QBFP to en­sure the com­pli­ance of more than 642,000 recre­ational fish­ers and 1705 com­mer­cial fish­ing li­cence hold­ers.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions are closed.

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