More cash for state’s fisheries
QUEENSLAND’S fishing industry has been allocated more than $7.8 million in the State Budget, the money to support the 10-year Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy.
Minister for Fisheries Mark Furner said,“We’ll continue to implement the plan which provided additional funding of $20.9 million over three years to ensure fisheries resources are managed in a sustainable and responsible manner that recognises the interests of all Queenslanders”.
The strategy will include working with industry to help minimise the costs associated with commercial vessel tracking.
Mr Furner said the fisheries sector would also benefit from 20 more compliance officers across the state.
“This includes 16 in the Great Barrier Reef region,’’ he said.