Glen Elmes urges local fishers to provide their feedback to fisheries review 

Noosa locals interested in ensuring that Queensland’s fisheries remain sustainable are encouraged to have their say in a review which will involve strategic advice from leading experts.

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes said that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Dr John McVeigh was inviting written submissions to be made to MRAG Asia Pacific independent consultants who were working closely with his department on the Fisheries Management Review.

Mr Elmes said it was important that all fishing sectors, as well as other community groups with an interest in fishing, provided input into the review.

MRAG Asia Pacific is leading the review on behalf of the government and I encourage anyone with an interest in our fisheries to email their feedback to qldfisheriesreview@mragap.com.au,” Mr Elmes said.

“Submissions will close on Thursday, 30 October at 5pm. MRAG will examine the submissions and together with their findings will develop a series of recommendations to guide fisheries management in Queensland.

Minister McVeigh has also announced the members of the Fisheries Ministerial Advisory Committee which will provide strategic advice to the consultants for their consideration.

“We undertook an extensive selection process and are pleased to advise that the Committee includes 12 representatives with expertise in recreational, commercial and indigenous fishing as well as fisheries and conservation science,” Mr McVeigh said.

“The Committee will also directly advise me on important fisheries matters and on the final recommendations that will be presented by the independent review team at the end of the year.”