Commercial crab fishery consultation

Project overview

The Queensland Government is committed to a seafood industry that provides quality products consumers appreciate, while protecting our unique ocean environments – especially the Great Barrier Reef and its surrounds.

With the phase-out of gillnet fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park underway, Fisheries Queensland is working with industry to ensure the transfer of commercial fishing effort does not impact the sustainability of other fisheries.

We want your feedback on fishery management reforms proposed by parts of industry for the commercial C1 crab fishery on the east coast and in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The reforms, which are an initiative of parts of the commercial sector, aim to avoid additional pressure on this fishery and ensure the economic and sustainable management of the sector following the phase-out of gillnet fishing.

Results of this consultation will be used to ensure the economic and sustainable management of the C1 crab fishery on the east coast and in the Gulf of Carpentaria following the phase-out of gillnet fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The discussion paper can be downloaded from the Project Document Library on the right of this page.

The reform options in the discussion paper affect different users of the fishery in different ways. It’s important that we understand how they affect you so we can make a balanced decision.

The fastest and easiest way to provide your feedback is to complete the online survey below. You can also provide feedback and detailed submissions though the online Submission form on the right of this page, email fisheriesmanagers@daf.qld.gov.au or print the survey questions at the end of the discussion paper and post your submission to:

Commercial crab fishery discussion paper
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
GPO Box 46
Brisbane Qld 4001

Your feedback will be used to assess the proposed options based on environmental, economic and social impacts. The results will also be discussed with the Crab Fishery Working Group and the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel before any decisions are made.

Submissions close 5pm, 9 May 2024.

Survey

The fastest and easiest way to provide your feedback is to complete this online survey.

Have your say by 5pm, 9 May 2024.

  • East coast and Gulf of Carpentaria crab fishery (C1) survey

    Your say matters and we want to hear from you about which management measures you prefer. The questions with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

    The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is collecting the information on this form to inform future management of the C1 crab fishery under the Fisheries Act 1994 and subordinate legislation.

    This information is being collected for the purpose of obtaining feedback on proposed changes to management actions. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law