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Fishery Working Groups - Expressions of Interest

Background

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 the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy (SFS). Independent scientific advice is also sought from the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel, made up of experts in the field of fish biology, fishery management, stock assessment modelling and economic and social science.

Over the past three years, working groups have provided invaluable assistance in the fisheries management reform process, including input into the development of two harvest strategies and 13 draft harvest strategies that have been released for public consultation. Fisheries Queensland is now seeking expressions of interest for members of 10 fishery working groups being established or renewed, and a vessel tracking working group.

As a member of a working group you will help contribute to the development and reform of fisheries policies in Queensland to ensure we continue to have a sustainable resource. The responsibilities of members are detailed in the Terms of Reference, which can be downloaded from the Document Library on this page.

Fisheries Queensland is currently seeking expressions of interest for the following working groups in 2021:

  • Crab fishery working group
  • East coast inshore fishery working group
  • Gulf of Carpentaeria inshore fishery working group (NEW)
  • Marine aquarium fish and coral fisheries working group
  • Reef line fishery working group
  • Rocky reef fishery working group
  • Sea cucumber fishery working group
  • Spanish mackerel fishery working group (NEW)
  • Trawl fishery working group
  • Tropical rock lobster fishery working group
  • Vessel tracking working group (NEW)
  • Working group nomination form

    Please read the Terms of Reference for the working group you are interested in nominating for (see Document Library). The Terms of Reference outline what is required of members of the working groups.

    The Guideline: Fishery Working Groups can also be downloaded, and provides useful background including the assessment, selection and appointment processes.

    To nominate for a working group, please complete this application form by 5.00 pm, Sunday 31 January 2021.

    We recommend registering on this site to save your nomination form while you are completing it, so that you don't lose your responses should you have a technical problem. Once you have submitted your nomination, you will see an acknowledgement on-screen and receive an email confirmation. Please contact us at fisheriesmanagers@daf.qld.gov.au or 13 25 23 if you need assistance.

    Nominate for a working group

How else can I get involved?

Being a member of a working group is not the only way to get involved.

Fisheries Queensland will be engaging stakeholders more broadly. One of the actions in the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy is to utilise more novel engagement techniques (including online surveys) to gather a range of feedback on particular fishery issues. Fisheries Queensland will also be releasing discussion papers on options to better manage our fisheries.

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