Queensland Fisheries Review
MRAG Asia Pacific was contracted to undertake an independent review of fisheries management approaches in Queensland in May 2014. The terms of reference for the review are available here.
I am pleased to advise that the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing, the Hon. Bill Byrne, released the Review Team's report for public comment on 19thMay, 2015. The report is available at https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/a31b4b09-6669-40fc-96ae-8c6ecbc634cc/resource/2a97571b-60cf-4a4f-bf8f-306a95833b70/download/takingstockfinalreport.pdf.
Details of the request for public comments are available at https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/2550/view.htmland https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/consultations-and-legislation/reviews-surveys-and-consultations/fisheries-management-review. Comments should be made via the online survey at https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/2550/view.htmland must be received by 30th June, 2015.
The Review Team wishes to record our thanks to all people who took the time to participate in the review, including through attending public meetings and providing written submissions. All thoughts and suggestions were very much welcomed by the Review Team.
We encourage everyone with an interest in the future of Queensland's fisheries to participate in the public comment process, and we hope the Review process helps lay the platform for a bright future for Queensland's fisheries.
Prof. Glenn Hurry
Review Team Chair