Fisheries Queensland has undertaken a review of its Developmental Fishing Policy and is seeking public comment.
Fisheries management policies are developed to support the legislative and regulatory framework for Queensland’s fisheries.
To provide feedback on the draft policy, complete the below survey by 5.00 pm, 30 September 2020. If you prefer to submit a written application, you can upload it digitally via the submission form on this page, or by email or post using the contact details also listed on this page.
The draft policy paper can be downloaded from the document library.
Key points of the draft policy are that it:
1. enables fishers to investigate the viability of new commercial fishing activities, including, but not limited to:
2. introduces a new more flexible three phased approach to developmental fishing depending on the information available on the proposed developmental activity
3. relies on six key principles: