10 August 2016


QLD Fisheries Review Timely for Noosa

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed the release of the State Government’s Green Paper on Fisheries Management Reform and urges the public and stakeholders to have their say on the future management of Queensland’s fisheries resources.

“The Queensland Government has just announced a further $10 million towards the buy back of commercial fishing licences, an amount identical to that as promised by the LNP prior to the last election.

“This is a controversial issue in the Noosa Electorate and I would encourage proponents on both sides of the issue to have their say prior to the close of submissions on 30 September 2016.

“The Green Paper has identified ten areas for reform which will be used in the development a strategic policy to ensure the sustainability of resources and the economic viability of the existing industry sectors.

“To complete the survey on-line go to getinvolved.qld.gov.au, or email your submission to fisheriesreview@daf.qld.au or mail to Fisheries Management Reform Green Paper GPO Box 46 Brisbane 4001.

“The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the Hon Leanne Donaldson has arranged a briefing for all members of parliament in the next parliamentary sitting week, which I will be attending,” Mr Elmes said.

If you would like a hard copy of the Green Paper call 13 25 23.