Investment and increased fishing effort warnings
Investment and increased fishing effort warnings - as at 30 August 2012
Investment and increased effort warnings are formal notifications issued by Fisheries Queensland. These warnings let potential investors, current fishers and boat owners know that any increases in fishing effort, catch or investment in a fishery made after the release of an investment warning may not be recognised in any future management arrangements for that fishery. Operators are warned not to increase their level of investment or activities until management plans for that fishery are put into place.
Licence holders should be aware that investment warnings have been issued for the following commercial fisheries:
- Gulf of Carpentaria mud crab fishery
- east coast mud crab fishery
- east coast blue swimmer crab fishery
- east coast inshore fin fish fishery.
Existing and new operators are warned that any expansion of fishing or increased investment after the following dates will not be recognised when assessing applications for future access:
- Queensland mud crab and blue swimmer crab fisheries - 12 September 2003
- east coast inshore fin fish fishery - 31 August 2012.
Anyone who would like further information in relation to these warnings should contact Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23.
Torres Strait fisheries
For information on investment warnings applicable to the Torres Strait fisheries call 13 25 23.
Potential investors, current fishers and boat owners should be aware that although some of the investment warnings were issued by the former Queensland Fisheries Management Authority, they are still current and recognised by Fisheries Queensland.
- Last updated
- 29 April 2013
General enquiries call 13 25 23 (option 3)