Welcome to the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries' engagement and conversation platform. This is your online space where you can have a say about initiatives and issues in agriculture, fisheries and forestry that affect you. You can join the conversation through forums, surveys, polls, crowd-sourcing ideas and events.

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The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking feedback from the exhibited animal industry and wider community about the proposed fee structure for licensing exhibited animal authority holders and monitoring their compliance with the Exhibited Animals Act 2015. The Queensland Government has a principle that individuals and groups should pay...
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Our fire ant biosecurity zones have changed. Ten suburbs were added to fire ant biosecurity zone 2 and 20 suburbs moved from zone 2 to zone 1 (listed in Table 1 below). The changes to zone 1 will provide better protection to areas where fire ant eradication treatment has been completed or is about to begin. The changes to zone 2 will protect suburb...
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The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is undertaking a broad review of the implementation and administration of vessel tracking in Queensland's commercial fisheries. This review aims to address the Ombudsman's preliminary observations and proposed actions, as well as reviewing the implementation and regulation of vessel tracking...
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Projects Under Review

Fisheries Queensland has partnered with Surf Life Saving Queensland to deliver the SharkSmart drone trial. This survey and quick poll closed at 3.00pm AEST on Wednesday 7 April 2021. Thank you to eve...
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Thank you to everyone who answered our survey. The survey response period has now closed. You can still provide your thoughts on the recommendations outlined in the CSIRO report: Review of Red Importe...
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The Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017 - 2027 paves the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system. Working groups are the key formal stakeholder engagement mechanism under ...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed a draft harvest strategy for the East Coast Inshore fishery. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document L...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed a draft Stout Whiting Harvest Strategy. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document Library (on the right)...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed a draft Sea Cucumber Harvest Strategy. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document Library (on the right).
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Fisheries Queensland has developed draft Harvest Strategies for Coral and Marine Aquarium Fish. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document L...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed draft Harvest Strategies for the Crab fisheries. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document Library (on t...
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Fisheries Queensland has revised the Harvest Strategy Policy based on learning from the development process over the last two years. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can st...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed a draft Tropical Rock Lobster Harvest Strategy. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document Library (on th...
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Fisheries Queensland has developed draft Harvest Strategies for the Trawl fisheries. Public consultation closed on 31 January 2021. The documents can still be downloaded from the Document Library (on ...
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Closed projects

Engagement is now closed for Growing for Queensland. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process. The strategy team are now considering all the information generated throughout engagement t...
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Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) surveyed businesses to understand the current state of eCommerce, and the factors limiting its adoption or e...
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AgFutures and the announcement of the Queensland Agriculture Awards was a free online event on 17 September 2020. You can watch the recording of the live event here. Traditionally, AgFutures and the Q...
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