The Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme Working Group (SIPSWG) provides advice on the guidelines and funding associated with the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) program. The working group works alongside the Freshwater Fisheries Working Group on the management of Queensland’s freshwater fisheries. Fisheries Queensland is seeking nonimations from stocking groups in the Burnett (x1) and Central Queensland (x2) regions to fill existing vacancies for a one-year term.
NB: You must be a member of a SIPS stocking group, and endorsed by a SIPS stocking group/s, to apply for the working group.
How else can I get involved?
Being a working group member is not the only way to get involved.
Fisheries Queensland will be engaging stakeholders more broadly. One of the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy actions 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.
About the working group
The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring fisheries resources are managed in a sustainable and responsible manner that recognises the interests of all Queenslanders. An important part of fisheries management is stakeholder engagement through working groups.
Working groups provide advice within the scope of this terms of reference, which is considered alongside advice, information and requirements from Fisheries Queensland, other government agencies as well as feedback from public consultation. Collectively, this informs decisions on the management of our fisheries.
The Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) was established in 2000 and originally applied to 25 stocked dams. It now applies to 63 impoundments, with more requested regularly. It is a user-pays system where all anglers accessing stocked fisheries are required to apply for a permit, with the funds raised used to fund approved stocking programs.
The purpose of the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme Working Group (SIPSWG) is to advise Fisheries Queensland on the guidelines and funding associated with the SIPS program. The SIPS working group will work alongside the Freshwater Fisheries Working Group on the management of Queensland’s Freshwater Fisheries. The working group is a non-statutory working body. It is not a decision-making body.
More detail is available in the Terms of Reference in the document library.