Investment and increased fishing effort warnings

Investment and increased fishing effort warnings

Investment and increased effort warnings are formal notifications issued by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). 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.

Current warnings

Licence holders should be aware that investment warnings have been issued for the following commercial fisheries.

Queensland fisheries

Existing and new operators in all Queensland commercial fisheries are warned that any expansion of fishing or increased investment after 6 March 2014 may not be recognised when assessing applications for future access.

Contact DAF on 13 25 23 for more information about these warnings.

Torres Strait fisheries

For information on investment warnings applicable to the Torres Strait fisheries call 1300 723 621.