State budget backs Queensland’s fishing industry

Published: Comments:
Lifestyle Money & Finance Political Queensland Government Water Sports and Marine Activities

Social:   

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government’s plan for the industry was charging ahead at full steam.

“We’ll continue to implement the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017−2027 announced last year which provided additional funding of $20.9 million over three years to ensure that fisheries resources are managed in a sustainable and responsible manner that recognises the interests of all Queenslanders,” he said.

“Excellent progress has already been made with a third of the Strategy actions completed in the first 12 months.

“More than $7.8 million will be allocated in 2018-19 to support the Strategy, which will include working with industry to help minimise the costs associated with 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.

“We are also investing in additional monitoring, harvest strategies for all fisheries and vessel tracking on all crab, net and line boats by the end of 2018.

“The Palaszczuk Government will provide the remainder of $100,000 pledged last year to the Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns Regional Councils to help promote their net-free zones.

“An upgraded recreational fishing app and new commercial fishing app will also be funded this year, making it easier for all fishers to comply with the rules.”

Follow Fisheries Queensland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@FisheriesQld).

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner

 
Fisheries Queensland : Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry :
GPO Box 46, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3404 6999
13 25 23
Fisheries Queensland : Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
New funding to protect beachgoers 21 June 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government has moved to further protect the lives of swimmers at the state’s most popular beaches, by allocating new funds in last week’s budget to deter shark attacks. More information...
State budget backs Queensland’s fishing industry 12 June 2018 | Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the Palaszczuk Government’s plan for the industry was charging ahead at full steam. More information...
Innovative companies to develop automated fisheries monitoring 06 June 2018 | The Palaszczuk Government will fund two innovative companies to develop high-tech systems to monitor commercial fishing location, effort and catch. More information...
Fishers hooked on proposed legislation changes 05 June 2018 | Fishers want heavier penalties and stronger compliance powers to tackle black marketing. More information...
New opportunities to help shape future of fisheries 18 May 2018 | The priority for the new Moreton Bay Working Group will be looking at options for fishing rules specific to the region as part of a regional management trial. More information...
Fishing goes high-tech with submissions sought for new apps 26 April 2018 | Queensland’s fishing sector is about to go to new technological heights, with developers invited to create two software applications. More information...
Initial testing reveal positive results for white spot disease in Moreton Bay 09 April 2018 | The latest round of surveillance has been completed in the Moreton Bay area for white spot disease, with some initial tests returning positive results for the virus that causes white spot disease. More information...
Ask for Queensland seafood this Easter 28 March 2018 | Queensland seafood is fresh, healthy and most importantly delicious and is among the best in the world. More information...
Public feedback invited on reform options for key fisheries 23 March 2018 | Queensland is a step closer to having a world-leading fisheries management system with the release of proposed reform options for several key fisheries. More information...
Stronger fisheries laws aim to combat seafood black market 16 March 2018 | Reforms to modernise Queensland’s fisheries laws, including stronger compliance powers and penalties for serious offences such as seafood black marketing, have been proposed by the Palaszczuk Government. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service