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T was good to see These days, groups in tion bringing us out of up at Noosa, which is heading to Fraser Is- new fisheries re- Australia such as Oz the massive debt we are always fun, I’ve strug- land for a spot of beach forms announced Fish are replanting and currently in – maybe gled to spent bulk time fishing.
on September 30, per- restoring seagrass, be- similar efforts could on the water fishing.
Fingers crossed there will still be a few tailor and dart around!
Ben Collins
taining to the Queens- land commercial fish- ing industry.
cause it has been de- stroyed over the years.
be made to support the Australian marine in- dustry.
I guess that’s what happens when you have young kids, though we have done more boating of late.
These reforms, which come into effect on September 1, 2021 will ensure the sustainabil- ity of the industry and fish stocks.
I applaud this organi- sation and the effort it puts in to helping ma- rine ecosystems.
If we want the build- ing of quality boats to continue locally, this is something the govern- ment needs to look at.
To remedy that situ- ation however, as soon as I finish penning this editorial, I am liter- ally throwing rods and gear into a friend’s car (the ‘silver bullet’) and
New reforms for east coast trawl fisheries state existing east coast and Moreton Bay ot- ter trawl fisheries are divided into five man- agement regions, with effort limits established for each region.
QR codes
• Northern region – ti- ger prawns
Net-free zoning is an- other subject that needs to be further addressed, but it seems to be an ongoing battle up a very steep hill.
As always, we want your feedback, so if we are on the right track, please let us know.
•Central region – ti- ger prawns
• Southern offshore region – eastern king prawns
With the election in October and COVID dominating the press, it is hard to know where each party or person stands on certain is- sues, in particular the recreation fishing in- dustry.
Additionally, if there is something you would like to see, let us know that too and we’ll see what we can do.
• Southern inshore re- gion – scallops
• Moreton Bay – mul- tiple species.
We have received heaps of positive feed- back regarding the new format, which is awe- some to hear.
I still question why we have trawling in certain parts of Moreton Bay.
This might become clearer as we get closer to voting day – one can only hope.
Despite improvements to reduce by-catch, it still happens, as does the destruction of sea- grass and other marine habitats.
Though I think pre- vention is better than cure, hence why I be- lieve the reforms on trawling need to go fur- ther, especially in cer- tain parts of Moreton Bay.
Time will tell.
Hopefully, this will happen sooner rather than later.
In the digital version, these will play auto- matically in the view- ing platform.
A lot of emphasis has been put on construc-
Aside from my time exploring the water- ways and a bit of casual casting with the kids
As mentioned in last month’s editorial, we are bringing you more digital content in the form of videos.
MICHAEL LARTER was stoked with this 83cm  athead caught on the Gold Coast, in a com- petition no less! You can read all about it in BEN SMITH’S article on Page 32.
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The reason for this is because the five regions have different primary target species, allowing for better, more tailored management of the tar- get species:
This is not a pro bash, as I have said numer- ous times before, we need them, but I do still think tighter and strict- er controls are required in particular areas.
In this edition there are several QR codes, which you can simply hold your phone over (in camera mode) and you will be prompted to view the video online.
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