Draft Harvest Strategy Policy

Project overview

Fisheries Queensland has revised the Harvest Strategy Policy based on learning from the development process over the last two years.

Public consultation has commenced.

To provide feedback on the draft harvest strategy, you can complete the survey,

or submit a written application by choosing one of these options:

  • upload a file digitally via the submission form on this page, or
  • by email or post using the contact details listed on this page.

The draft policy can be downloaded from the document library >>>.

Comments are due 5pm, 31 January 2021.

Key points of the draft policy are:

1. The policy provides a framework that guides the development and implementation of harvest strategies for all Queensland fisheries. The policy:

  • is consistent with contemporary best practice fisheries management principles and principles of ecological sustainable development
  •  provides important guidance to ensure that fisheries management measures are flexible and provide the certainty needed to balance the objectives of all stakeholder groups.

2. Under the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027, Queensland’s fisheries resources are managed in accordance with harvest strategies

  • all fisheries are to have a harvest strategy by 2020
  • by 2020, sustainable harvest or fishing limits will be set to achieve maximum sustainable yield or 40-50% biomass
  • by 2027, sustainable harvest or fishing limits will be set to achieve maximum economic yield or 60% biomass
  • harvest strategies set out fishery-specific targets for fishery performance, triggers for action and clear decision rules for the actions that will be taken.

3. The policy principles require that all harvest strategies are:

  • consistent with relevant legislation and overarching policy objectives
  • reliant on best available information
  • cost effective and unambiguous
  • consider harvest of all fishery sectors
  • adopt the precautionary approach.
  • Survey on the draft Harvest Strategy Policy

    Please provide your feedback on the draft Harvest Strategy Policy by completing this survey by 5.00pm, 31 January 2021.

    The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

    We recommend downloading a copy of the draft policy and reading it before commencing the survey.

    Take this Survey