Tag Archives: central Queensland

Seafood shops take local fish off menu in protest of proposed net-free fishing zones

Several specialist seafood shops in central Queensland will voluntarily take some items off the menu this week to protest the . “The varieties that people won’t find in the windows this week are the region’s popular estuary fish, including barramundi, king threadfin, blue salmon, diamond-scale mullet and flake,” Mr Swindells said. “These are the fish that local commercial fishermen will no longer be able to catch in a 1500 sq km area taking in the entire Fitzroy River and delta, Port Alma and Corio Bay and out to sea past the Keppel Islands. Read the rest here 18:17

Net-free zones mean ‘more fish for recreation’

THERE are too many commercial fishermen in the state, according to recreational fisherman and central Queensland spokesman for the Queensland Recreational Fishing Network, Kim Martin. For 30 years he has lobbied both sides of government to introduce net-free zones. Net-free zones will lead to bigger, and more fish for recreational fishing, he says. There are 38 commercial licences registered in the Keppel Bay, Fitzroy region. Read the rest here 19:54