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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Two Scenic Rim suburbs added to fire ant biosecurity zones On 8 July 2021, we updated the zones to include Tarome and Coulson due to fire ants found in these areas. The change helps protect the community and stop the spread of fire ants. Tarome has been added to fire ant biosecurity zone 1, and Coulson has been added to fire ant biosecurity zone 2. If you work or live in or near the zones, the way you, your business or association move materials that can carry fire ants from or within these subu...
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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 more broadly through a post implementation review. This engagement hub has been set up to provide visibility and a single point of truth throughout t...
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Projects Under Review

Public consultation about the proposed fee structure for licensing exhibited animal authority holders and monitoring their compliance with the Exhibited Animals Act 2015 closed on 15 June 2021. Feedba...
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Fisheries Queensland has partnered with Surf Life Saving Queensland to deliver the SharkSmart drone trial. A community sentiment report summarising the feedback received is now available. Visit our we...
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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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