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New plan boosts commercial fishing
Queensland’s commercial fishing industry and Fisheries Queensland have been benefited from the new plan.
The press communiqué states that Queensland authorities have finalized a plan to help build the profitability of the state’s reef line and Spanish mackerel fisheries. Senior Industry Development Officer for Fisheries Queensland Tom Roberts said the reef line and Spanish mackerel fisheries extend from the Torres Strait north of Queensland down to the New South Wales border.
According to Roberts commercial operators in these fisheries are facing a number of challenges including access to infrastructure, labour shortages, marketing and promotion. He added that there are many circumstances like natural disasters, a high Australian dollar and increasing fuel costs can also have an impact. The focus of the development plan is strengthening the sector’s resilience and recovery.
Roberts said that the new plan will see the Queensland Government and the commercial fishing industry working together to keep these important fisheries healthy. He told that it is important to plan for the future of these fisheries together so we can maintain production for both the domestic and overseas markets.
The Queensland Government is committed to working with the Queensland Seafood Industry Association, Reef Line Council Inc and Queensland Seafood Marketers Association to implement these initiatives to support the commercial fishing sector. This plan is the second industry development plan born out of Fisheries Queensland with the first focusing on Queensland’s trawl sector.
WorldFishingToday d. 11-07-2011