Developmental fishing determines whether a potential new fishery is commercially viable, socially acceptable and ecologically sustainable.
Developmental fishing is generally regarded as:
- fishing for a species of fish that has been previously unexploited or significantly underutilised
- fishing for an existing commercial species using apparatus currently not permitted by legislation
- fishing for an existing commercial species or use of prescribed apparatus (or both) in locations where such activities have not previously occurred
- combinations of the above.
This guide provides an overview of developmental fisheries in Queensland and the process Fisheries Queensland uses to assess developmental fishery applications.
Note: Fisheries Queensland is currently not assessing new developmental fishing permit applications. This position will be reviewed in July 2013. For more information on developmental fishing permit applications, call Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23.
- Last updated
- 05 March 2013
General enquiries call 13 25 23 (option 3)