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    Amendments to Fisheries Regulation 2008 - East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery
    The East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery is one of Queensland’s largest fisheries, both in terms of the amount of product caught and the number of participants involved. The Fishery covers some of Queensland’s most iconic species such as barramundi, bream, whiting and flathead. The commercial component of the fishery has an annual gross value of production of approximately $24 million and it is est

    Combined marine fisheries amendments
    Eleven proposals are being progressed that will amend subordinate legislation under the Fisheries Act 1994 to address ongoing or emerging fisheries management needs. The amendments will help provide for the sustainable use, conservation and enhancement of the community’s fisheries resources and fish habitats in a way that seeks to promote ecologically sustainable development. The proposed changes

    Combined Fisheries Management Regulatory Impact Statement and draft Public Benefit Test
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding the release of the Combined Fisheries Management Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and draft Public Benefit Test (DPBT) containing a number of proposed amendments to subordinate legislation governing the management of Queensland’s Fisheries under the Fisheries Act 1994. The proposals contained in the RIS and DPBT are as follows: Significant changes to

    Amendments to regulated water and periods for Qld saucer scallops
    The Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 1999 (the Plan) is subordinate legislation and complements the Fisheries Regulation 2008 in achieving the objectives of the Fisheries Act 1994. The Fisheries Act provides for the use, conservation and enhancement of the community’s fisheries resources and fish habitats in a way that seeks to promote ecologically sustainable development. It is propo

    Review of the Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan 2008
    The current Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning plan, which has been reviewed prior to expiry, protects 0.5 percent of the marine park in marine national parks or no take “green zones”. A consultation draft zoning plan was released in December 2007, proposing protection of 15% of Moreton Bay in marine national park “green zones”. The EPA held six public information sessions in communities adjacent to

    Seafood scheme_April 2009
    The Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 provides for food safety schemes to regulate the production of primary produce, to ensure primary produce is safe for human and animal consumption. Food safety schemes are already in place for meat, dairy and egg production and processing activities. The seafood scheme will implement the National Standard for Primary Production and Processing of Seafood deve

    Environmental Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2009
    The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy (QGEOP) establishes a framework for using environmental offsets in Queensland. It provides principles and guidelines for applying and developing more detailed specific-issue offsets policies for important environmental values such as vegetation and fish habitat. Under QGEOP, environmental impacts from development must first be avoided and

    Queensland Fisheries Strategy 2009-14
    The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation is responsible for the management of Queensland’s aquatic habitats and resources that support commercial fishing, aquaculture and recreational fishing. Concern and growing awareness within stakeholder groups about environmental issues has dramatically increased scrutiny and pressure on fisheries management. While Queensland has an

    RIS - Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery
    The Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery includes three key species – snapper, pearl perch and teraglin. The key species are primarily caught offshore near rocky reef and inter-reefal habitats down to a depth of 200m from Bundaberg to the New South Wales border; although snapper are found as far north as Mackay. The fishery is managed under the Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 2008. The key

    Great Sandy Regional Marine Aquaculture Plan Policy Marine Authorities
    The Queensland Government has adopted a planning approach for aquaculture, to ensure that future aquaculture development is suitably located and managed, and to increase the opportunities for involvement of affected stakeholders including the public. Initial planning activities focussed on guiding the development of non-intensive (that is, no feed added) marine aquaculture activities in the Great

    Management arrangements for the Inshore Fin Fish Fishery
    The Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish Fishery (the Fishery) is a multi-species fishery operating in Queensland waters west of Cape York comprising a commercial inshore net fishery, a commercial offshore net fishery, a commercial line fishery, commercial bait netting, recreational fishing, Indigenous fishing charter boat fishing. The Fishery is managed under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994, F

    Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery - future management arrangments
    A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on the review of the Rocky Reef Fin Fish Fishery was released for consultation between 14 December 2010 and 8 April 2011. The RIS identified various management options for the future of the fishery, in particular for snapper. In response to the consultation process a number of actions are proposed, including amendment to the Fisheries Regulation 2008, to redu

    Fisheries Legislation Amendment and Repeal Regulation (No. 1) 2011
    The Fisheries Legislation Amendment and Repeal Regulation (No.1) 2011 provides for amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008 which will incorporate relevant and reviewed provisions that currently exist in the Fisheries (Gulf of Carpentaria Inshore Fin Fish) Management Plan 1999 and insert a new declared Fish Habitat Area for Pine River Bay, located in the north west region of Albatross Bay (Wei

    Implementation of Net Free Fishing Zones
    The Sustainable Fishing Policy, released during the 2015 election, committed $10 million to introduce three Net Free Zones near Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton to grow the economic benefits from recreational and charter fishing. That commitment was also subsequently included in The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan endorsed by the State and Commonweath Governments and submitted to the UNESCO

    Release of Queensland Fisheries Review recommendations
    The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries manages Queensland’s fisheries resources on behalf of all Queenslanders. Fisheries are a public resource, contested by thousands of commercial producers and hundreds of thousands of recreational fishers in Queensland. There is a vast policy and legislative framework of regulations, procedures, practices, rules, limits and permit conditions to manage fish

    Fisheries Management Reform Green Paper
    Queensland’s fisheries resources are managed by the Queensland Government on behalf of the broader community. Over the last decade it has become apparent that the current framework used to manage these resources is not optimising the potential economic, social and environmental outcomes these resources could potentially generate for the community. Competition for access to these resources has incr

    Government response - Queensland Competition Authority report on Aquaculture Regulation
    Over the past decade, growth of the aquaculture industry in Queensland has stagnated with no new major entrants to the industry and only three significant pond farm expansions being approved. The Queensland aquaculture industry contends that new investment in the sector is being discouraged by a complex and protracted regulatory framework, with no certainty about the outcome. In September 2013, t

    Changes to Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme and commercial fishing in freshwater
    A review of legislative arrangements for managing freshwater fisheries resources in Queensland (under the Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 2008) has been undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Key issues presented in a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement released in late 2014 related to management arrangements for and potential to expand the Stocked Impoun

    Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 2010 - amendments to protect the sustainability of scallops
    The trawl industry over the last year or more has expressed concern about declining scallop catches. Catch rates between January 2015 and April 2016 were the lowest in 39-year record of catches. A stock assessment was completed in October 2016 and shows that the biomass is potentially as low as 6% of its original biomass, and is at the lowest in the recorded history of the fishery. Urgent action

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    12 May, 2016

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