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Netting around Gladstone

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Jodi Jones
76 Wyndham Avenue

Total Signatures - 18

Sponsoring Member: Liz Cunningham MP

Posting Date: 17/06/2011

Closing Date: 1/08/2011

Tabled Date: 2/08/2011

Responded By: Hon Vicky Darling MP on 1/09/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that during April this year 28 green turtles were found dead on our beaches, the majority of these deaths can be attributed to the use of commercial nets in the river to harvest the new barramundi stock as a result of recent flooding from Awoonga Dam.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to enact permanent laws to prevent further netting activities in the Boyne River and surrounding inlet area. To protect the aquatic species including dugong and marine turtles in the Boyne River.