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Ban commercial netting from Trinity Bay, Cairns

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Paul Aubin
C/- Unit 7 Stanton Place
Captain Cook Highway
SMITHFIELD QLD 4878

Total Signatures - 2304

Sponsoring Member: Steve Wettenhall MP

Posting Date: 1/12/2011

Tabled Date: 1/12/2011

Responded By: Hon Craig Wallace MP on 15/12/2011

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

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the ongoing conflict between recreational fishers and commercial net fishers in the Trinity Bay Fishery, particularly the inshore waters off the coast between False Cape and Taylor Point (north end of Trinity Beach) including those parts of the Barron River and all creeks and estuaries that form part of that fishery.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to acquire all necessary permits and licenses from commercial fishers (bait fishers only excepted) with fair and reasonable compensation in order to cease commercial gill netting in the Trinity Bay Fishery.