DAF is Seeking Feedback on Changes to Fisheries Legislation by 20 May 2018

Following on from the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 that was released in June 2017, the Queensland Government is now seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act 1994.

A discussion paper outlining the proposed changes has been released for public consultation. The discussion paper can be downloaded from

Submissions close 5pm, Sunday 20 May 2018.

Additional discussion papers and feedback links relating to fisheries reform harvest strategies for the following fisheries:

  • East coast otter trawl fishery
  • Queensland crab (mud & blue swimmer crabs) fishery
  • East coast inshore fishery
  • Coral reef fin fish fishery

are available at https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/sustainable-fisheries-strategy/fisheries-reforms.