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Moreton Island commercial fishing closure

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ray Thomason
The Secretary, Redcliffe City Amateur Anglers
PO Box 374
REDCLIFFE QLD 4020

Total Signatures - 742

Sponsoring Member: Seath Holswich MP

Posting Date: 4/03/2014

Tabled Date: 4/03/2014

Responded By: Hon John McVeigh MP on 21/03/2014

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 that commercial fishing actions from and around Moreton Island are in conflict with recreational fishing tourism and marine park tourism from and adjacent to its shores. The intensive commercial netting activities target spawning schools of important recreational line caught species leaving very few fish for visiting anglers to catch, resulting in a severe decline in lucrative local fishing and marine park tourism.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to close all waters to commercial fishing activities on the main island of Moreton Island and adjacent tidal flats for a distance of 200 metres from the low water mark.